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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with H.E. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

New York, 13 August 2014

The Secretary-General spoke today with H.E. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine.

The Secretary-General said he has continued to follow the crisis in Ukraine closely and with increasing concern. He reiterated the urgent need for redoubling political and diplomatic efforts toward a peaceful resolution. The Secretary-General also expressed the hope that there be tangible progress in implementing President Poroshenko’s peace plan.

Regarding the humanitarian situation, the Secretary-General offered the support of the United Nations, in coordination with international partners.