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UN Chief Tells Russia that Ukraine Ceasefire Is Needed as Soon as Possible

UN Chief Tells Russia that Ukraine Ceasefire Is Needed as Soon as Possible

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 - 10:15
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meet in Moscow, Russia, 26 April 2022. UN Secretary-General is on a working visit to Moscow. (EPA)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Moscow on Tuesday that conditions for a ceasefire in Ukraine should be created as soon as possible.


"We are extremely interested in finding ways in order to create the conditions for effective dialogue, create the conditions for a ceasefire as soon as possible, create the conditions for a peaceful solution", Guterres said at a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.


He also said he wanted to reduce the impact of fighting in Ukraine on food security in other parts of the world.


Lavrov said they would discuss "the situation around Ukraine that acts as a catalyst for a great number of problems which had piled up over recent decades in the Euro-Atlantic region.”


Guterres was later due to meet President Vladimir Putin.


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