Poroshenko, Guterres discuss prospects for deployment of UN mission in Donbas

Poroshenko, Guterres discuss prospects for deployment of UN mission in Donbas

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The parties discussed in detail the latest developments in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the prospects for the deployment of a comprehensive multinational peacekeeping mission under the auspices of the UN in Donbas, the press service of the President of Ukraine reports.

“The UN Secretary-General confirmed his willingness to continue to take measures to provide humanitarian assistance to the internally displaced persons, as well as to the affected civilian population of Donbas,” reads the statement.

Petro Poroshenko and António Guterres discussed the ways to ensure the fulfillment of respective UN GA resolutions on the situation with human rights in Crimea and demilitarization of the peninsula. Particular attention was paid to the consequences of Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The parties underscored the need for the immediate release of Ukrainian sailors, vessels and ensuring free navigation in the Kerch Strait in accordance with international law.

The President of Ukraine and the United Nations Secretary-General also discussed in detail the issue of the release of Ukrainian hostages illegally kept in Russia and ensuring the constant monitoring of the human rights situation in Crimea by the relevant international mechanisms.

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