Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will travel to Ukraine next week, where he is expected to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Apr. 28, reported CNN on April 22, citing an unnamed UN spokesperson.
CNN noted that Guterres will also meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, and UN officials, to discuss the scaling up of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
According to the Washington Post, Guterres sent letters to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin requesting to receive him “to discuss any urgent steps that can be taken to end hostilities.”
Previously, Guterres was reported to have a visit to Russia planned on Monday, April 25, in order to meet with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
Guterres had earlier proposed to introduce an Easter “humanitarian break” in Ukraine from April 21 to April 24. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sup-ported this proposal, while Russia rejected it.
Russia has continued to shell Ukrainian cities and attack Ukrainian positions unabated.