UN Senior Advisor urges for calm in Ukraine's Crimea region

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Robert Serry

A senior advisor to the UN Secretary-General has urged for calm and restraint in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine.

Robert Serry shared this message on Saturday as he wrapped up a three-day fact finding mission to the country.

Tensions have been mounting in recent days in Crimea, with media now reporting that the Russian parliament today approved sending troops into the region.

The senior advisor had been dispatched to Kiev earlier in the week by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

After Friday's Security Council meeting on the crisis in Ukraine, the UN Chief asked Serry to go to Crimea.

However, after being in touch with Crimea's authorities,  Serry concluded a visit to region was not possible.

Robert Serry emphasized it was a "time for dialogue" and that Ukraine's territorial integrity should not be called into question.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations

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