UN / GUTERRES UKRAINE RUSSIA LETTERS

20-Apr-2022 00:01:20
In separate letters, the UN Secretary-General asked President Vladimir Putin to receive him in Moscow and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to receive him in Kyiv. In those letters, the Secretary-General said he would like to discuss urgent steps to bring about peace in Ukraine, a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 20 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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20 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On Ukraine, I can tell you that yesterday afternoon separate letters were handed over to the Permanent Missions of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. In these letters, the Secretary-General asked President Vladimir Putin to receive him in Moscow and President Volodymyr Zelensky To receive him in Kyiv. The Secretary General said at this time of great peril in consequence, he would like to discuss urgent steps to bring about peace in Ukraine and the future of multilateralism based on the Charter of the UN and international law. He noted that both Ukraine and the Russian Federation are founding members of the United Nations and they have always been strong supporters of the UN.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I can tell you that we are gravely alarmed by the mounting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine amid an intensifying Russian offensive in the east of the country. Today, the UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine Amin Awad warned that the loss of life and severe trauma caused by attacks on hospitals, schools, places of refuge is utterly shocking, as is the devastation of critical civilian infrastructure in the country.”
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In separate letters, the UN Secretary-General asked President Vladimir Putin to receive him in Moscow and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to receive him in Kyiv, said a UN Spokesperson.

In the letters sent out on Tuesday (19 Apr), the Secretary-General said he would like to discuss urgent steps to bring about peace in Ukraine and the future of multilateralism based on the Charter of the UN and international law, his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said today (Apr 20) in New York.

Also updating reporters on Ukraine, Dujarric said that the UN is “gravely alarmed by the mounting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine amid an intensifying Russian offensive in the east of the country.”

He said, the UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine Amin Awad today “warned that the loss of life and severe trauma caused by attacks on hospitals, schools, places of refuge is utterly shocking, as is the devastation of critical civilian infrastructure in the country.”
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