Kyiv, Ukraine

4 March 2014

Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Andrii Deshchytsia, acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine

The Deputy Secretary-General and H.E. Mr. Andrii Deshchytsia, acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, met today to discuss the current crisis in the country.

He and the Foreign Minister both stressed the need for calm and international unity in the pursuit of peace.

They also agreed that all diplomatic channels must be more actively pursued.

Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson reiterated the Secretary-General's call for the respect for and preservation of Ukraine's territorial integrity.