New York

12 April 2014

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

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine and the growing potential for violent clashes.

The Secretary-General stresses that further disturbances will not serve the interests of any side. He therefore appeals to all sides to work towards calming the situation, adhere to the rule of law and exercise maximum restraint. He calls again for urgent and constructive dialogue to deescalate the situation and address all differences.

The United Nations stands ready to continue to support a peaceful resolution to the current crisis facing Ukraine.