UN chief warns of the danger of freezing the conflict in Ukraine

Ban Ki-moon said that the UN mission to monitor the human rights situation in Ukraine, whose mandate ends in December, will continue.
The Secretary General of UN Ban Ki-moon warned of the danger of the emergence in Europe of another frozen conflict – in Ukraine. He again called on all parties to fully implement Minsky agreement to resolve the situation in the east, said that the mandate of the UN mission to monitor the human rights situation in Ukraine and the intention of UN agencies to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian. Reports the UN News Center.

“There is a risk that the situation in Ukraine will be frozen, and it will cause serious effects on the regional and global levels,” – said Ban Ki-moon at its annual press conference at UN headquarters dedicated to summarizing the year and plans for the future.

“The situation in Ukraine is very serious global consequences, and so the whole world and, in particular, the European Union, the USA and Russia are deeply involved in its decision,” – said the head of the United Nations, answering journalists’ questions. He stressed that the situation in Ukraine remains negative.

“While the recent agreements seem generally respected, we all see that many people continue to die. After September 5, when the parties agreed arrangements Minsky, killing over a thousand people, “- said Ban Ki-moon .

UN chief drew attention to the political and economic consequences of the conflict and called on the Ukrainian side to begin negotiations and to fully comply with the Minsk agreements.

Ban Ki-moon said that the UN mission to monitor the human rights situation in Ukraine, whose mandate ends in December, will continue.

“Its mandate expires in December, but it was extended,” – said the Secretary General. He said that the UN intends to provide humanitarian assistance to needy residents of Ukraine.

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