Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) pays his respects at a makeshift memorial for the victims of violence in Kyiv, 22 March '14. UN/E. Debebe
On 5 March 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he was dispatching Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonovic to Ukraine to monitor the human rights situation in the country.
Burnt-out vehicles following demonstrations in Kyiv (February 2014). Photo: UN
It is clear for me that the Ukrainian people have the right to live in peace and prosperity and in full respect of its independence, its sovereignty and its territorial integrity.
Secretary-General António Guterres during visit to Ukraine, 9 July '17
When a bomb shelter becomes a part of daily life