SADDENED BY PEACEKEEPER’S DEATH, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR RESTRAINT IN KOSOVO

18 March 2008
SG/SM/11470

SADDENED BY PEACEKEEPER’S DEATH, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR RESTRAINT IN KOSOVO

18 March 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11470
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SADDENED BY PEACEKEEPER’S DEATH, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR RESTRAINT IN KOSOVO

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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the death of UNMIK Police Officer Ihor Kynal of Ukraine, who died due to injuries received during the violent clashes in Mitrovica, Kosovo, yesterday, 17 March.

The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from violence and to engage in a constructive dialogue and work together to promote security and stability in Kosovo.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the family of Officer Kynal and to the Government of Ukraine, and thanks them for their dedicated commitment to the work of the United Nations in Kosovo.

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