UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Moscow on Tuesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He will also hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to the BBC, Guterres’ spokesman Eri Kaneko has confirmed the visit to Moscow. He hopes that the visit will focus on ways to end the war in Ukraine.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for dialogue between the two countries to end the Russia-Ukraine war. He also said that Russia’s military operation violated the UN Charter. Putin has not had any contact with the UN secretary-general since the remarks.
Russia launched an operation in Ukraine on February 24. Since then, thousands of people have died in clashes between the two sides. More than 12 million people have been displaced. A large part of them have taken refuge in neighboring countries.
According to World Bank President David Malpas, the two-month-long aggression has cost Ukraine ভ 6 trillion in building and infrastructural damage.