New York

21 June 2014

Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with the President of Ukraine

The Secretary-General spoke on June 21 with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

The Secretary-General praised President Poroshenko's peace plan.  He expressed hope that President Poroshenko's plan would gain momentum and reduce violence and tensions in eastern Ukraine, and he reiterated the United Nations' commitment to help resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

The Secretary-General also discussed the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and reiterated the UN's commitment to working with the Ukrainian authorities to assist with internally displaced persons and other humanitarian issues.