Paris, France

8 December 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General's phone call with H.E. Mr. Victor Yanukovich, President of Ukraine

The Secretary-General spoke today with the President of Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Victor Yanukovich.

He congratulated the President on Ukraine's successful Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairmanship and Ministerial Meeting.

The Secretary-General expressed his grave concern about the situation in Ukraine, emphasised that there must be no resort to violence, and appealed for peaceful dialogue amongst all parties concerned.

The Secretary-General welcomed the President’s assurances that consultations would be initiated to defuse the situation.