2 December 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Appeals for Restraint, Encourages Dialogue


on ‘Path Forward’ for Ukraine


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has been closely following events in Ukraine.  He appeals to all parties to act with restraint, avoid any further violence and to uphold the democratic principles of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

The Secretary-General encourages meaningful dialogue between all concerned, in the pursuit of a prosperous future for Ukraine and mutual agreement among Ukrainians on the path forward for the country.

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