New York

20 January 2014

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

The Secretary-General continues to follow developments in Ukraine closely and with concern. He reiterates his appeal to all concerned to act with restraint, avoid any further escalation and violence and to uphold the democratic principles of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

The Secretary-General takes note of renewed efforts towards dialogue in Ukraine. He urges all parties to engage in meaningful, sustained and inclusive dialogue and reiterates the need for a mutual agreement among Ukrainians on the future path of their country.