UN Secretary-General Guterres arrives in Ukraine’s Lviv

17 August, 08:18 PM
Antonio Guterres in Lviv on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (Photo:UN Spokesperson / Twitter)

Antonio Guterres in Lviv on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (Photo:UN Spokesperson / Twitter)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Aug. 17 for top-level meetings with the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey, the Office of the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General reported on Twitter.

Guterres will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the city on Aug. 18, the office said.

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for Guterres, recently announced that the secretary-general and Zelenskyy would discuss the situation at Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and a “political solution” to the full-scale war unleashed by Russia.

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Earlier on Aug. 15, Dujarric said the United Nations was ready to help the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its mission to the Russian-captured Zaporizhzhya NPP.

In turn, Erdoğan’s office said the Turkish president wants to discuss with his Ukrainian counterpart relations between the two countries and the possibility of a “diplomatic way” to end Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine.

Guterres arrived in Kyiv on a visit on April 28, the day after he had visited Moscow. That same day, while Guterres was holding meetings with Ukraine’s top leaders, Russia launched a missile attack on the Ukrainian capital city.

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