Olga Denisova. Constant authorized of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin gave an assessment of the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon to visit Moscow on may 9, despite the pressure that was put on the head of a worldwide organization.
"This is the right policy decision on his part. I know that he was under very great pressure, that he had not made ", - said Churkin correspondents.
on the first day of the week, the press service of the UN officially announced the Secretary-General's visit to the capital of Russia to participate in the solemn events dedicated to the Victory Day. During the visit, ban Ki-moon also wants to hold a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
"I think you can only give him credit that he accepted the obvious solution, despite the pressure that he was under" - drew the attention Churkin.
on the way to the capital of Russia, the Secretary-General will also attend a gala event to mark the end of the Second world war in gda?sk (Poland), where he will meet with the head of state Bronislaw Komorowski, as well as Kiev, where he will meet with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
first Chapter the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the visit of UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon at a gala event on may 9 in the capital of Russia on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war will be seen as a negative message. Answering correspondents ' questions about whether you discussed the visit of ban Ki-moon to the capital of Russia with the Ukrainian side, authorized the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric noticed that the purpose of the Secretary-General's visit to the capital of Russia to participate in commemorative ceremonies marking the end of world war II." The Soviet Union lost a large number of lives in the battle with Nazi Germany, for this reason, the Secretary General will take part in the celebrations ", - noted he.