UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Meet Putin on Tuesday for Peace Talk

On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to urge him to end his country’s conflict with Ukraine.

Eri Kaneko, the Secretary-associate General’s spokesman, revealed this at a press briefing in New York on Friday.

“The Secretary-General will visit Moscow on April 26th. He will have a working meeting and lunch with Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.

“The Secretary-General will be received by President Vladimir Putin,’’ Ms Kaneko said.

According to the UN correspondent of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), Guterres wrote to the leaders of Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday, requesting meetings.

In an effort to halt the bloodshed in Ukraine, the UN head proposed a face-to-face meeting with them in their respective capitals.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres had requested that Russian President Vladimir Putin visit him in Moscow and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receive him in Kyiv, according to UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

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The letters were handed over to the countries’ UN missions in New York on Tuesday, according to Dujarric.

“The secretary-general stated that he would like to address immediate actions to bring peace to Ukraine as well as the future of multilateralism based on the United Nations Charter and international law.”

He stated, “Both Ukraine and the Russian Federation are founding members of the United Nations and have always been ardent supporters of this Organization.”

Russia is a founding member of the United Nations and one of its five permanent members of the Security Council.

A majority of other Security Council members consider its war in Ukraine to be a violation of the UN treaty and charter.

Because of Russia’s veto authority in the Security Council, actions aimed at documenting disapproval of the invasion of Ukraine have been thwarted.

The United Nations General Assembly has twice passed resolutions criticizing Moscow as the aggressor in the conflict and suspending Russia’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council.

(NAN)

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