Violence in Ukraine Could ‘Spin out of Control’ with Unpredictable Results Warns Secretary-General, Urging Adherence to Geneva Statement

24 April 2014
SG/SM/15795

Violence in Ukraine Could ‘Spin out of Control’ with Unpredictable Results Warns Secretary-General, Urging Adherence to Geneva Statement

24 April 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15795
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Violence in Ukraine Could ‘Spin out of Control’ with Unpredictable Results

Warns Secretary-General, Urging Adherence to Geneva Statement

 

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

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about continued violence in eastern Ukraine, which has led to loss of life, further instability and which is contributing to a climate of fear and anxiety.

As the stakes are now so high, the Secretary-General is seriously concerned that the situation could quickly spin out of control, with consequences we cannot predict.  He stresses, in the strongest terms, the necessity for all parties to honour their commitments under the Geneva Statement.  Military action must be avoided at all costs.  The Secretary-General calls on all sides to immediately refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions and find a way forward towards de-escalation.

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