New York

29 October 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ukraine

The Secretary-General deplores the planned holding by armed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine of their own “elections” on 2 November, in breach of the constitution and national law.  These "elections" will seriously undermine the  Minsk Protocol and Memorandum, which need to be urgently implemented in full.  The Secretary-General urges all to uphold these agreements and work toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

The Secretary-General reiterates the fundamental importance of restoring stability and safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.