MOSCOW — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a ceasefire in Ukraine at his meeting today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Guterres is visiting Moscow and is then scheduled to visit the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, this week.
“We are extremely interested in finding ways in order to create the conditions for effective dialog, create the conditions for a cease-fire as soon as possible, create the conditions for a peaceful solution,” Guterres says, speaking in televised comments at the start of the meeting.
Guterres also says he wants to reduce the impact of fighting in Ukraine on food security in other parts of the world. Lavrov says they will discuss “the situation around Ukraine that acts as a catalyst for a great number of problems which had piled up over recent decades in the Euro-Atlantic region.”