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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Readout of Secretary-General's telephone conversation with Mr. Petro Poroschenko, President-elect of Ukraine

New York, 28 May 2014

The Secretary-General spoke this morning to Mr. Petro Poroschenko, the President-elect of Ukraine. 

The Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Poroschenko on having received a strong mandate from the people, who expect him to move quickly to steer the country away from political, economic and social instability and towards security, greater prosperity and genuine democratic governance.

The Secretary-General said that he was encouraged by Mr. Poroschenko’s commitment to de-escalation and dialogue which will be critical within Ukraine, as well as with its neighbours.