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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

New York, 27 June 2014

The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned over the situation in eastern Ukraine but he welcomes recent measures toward de-escalation of hostilities, including consultations among all sides and the extension of the reciprocal cease-fire for a further period of three days. The Secretary-General expects all sides to strictly adhere to their commitments and urges concerned parties to work toward a definitive cessation of violence through a political process.

The Secretary-General also welcomes the release of four international OSCE monitors on 26 June. He calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the four monitors still held in captivity.

Statements on 27 June 2014