Viktor Yanukovych met the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in Sochi
According to the press-service of the President, the parties discussed the situation in Ukraine and the issue of the subsequent cooperation.
«I am glad to be here. And I am also glad to have the possibility to continue our dialog regarding the urgent events in Ukraine, as well as the urgent issues of cooperation of Ukraine and the UN,» Yanukovych said.
The Ukrainian President also thanked Ban Ki-moon for the attention that the pays to Ukraine. He noted that our state treats carefully the initiatives, expressed by the UN regarding the settlement of the political situation in Ukraine.
«I am grateful for your balanced and considered position. I share the appeals regarding the necessity for the parties to express restraint in order to avoid the following tension and violence, and of the constructive dialog,» Victor Yanukovych said.
The President of Ukraine noted that Ukrainian authorities will make every effort to prevent the escalation of the conflict. «Recently we managed to make important steps in the process of the peaceful settlement of the political situation in Ukraine,» the President said.