The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Secretary General of the United Nations, ban Ki-moon discussed the situation in Eastern Ukraine, according to a report of the press service of the Belarusian leader.
"Alexander Lukashenko and Secretary General ban Ki-moon discussed the situation in the South-East of Ukraine, noting the inadmissibility in any conflict casualties among civilians. The head of Belarus said the urgent need for decisive measures aimed at the cessation of hostilities, the most To account for possible expansion of the conflict to the whole territory of Europe ", - quotes the letter of the RIA " Novosti ". For its part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed gratitude Lukashenko for a constructive role in finding a solution to the conflict in Ukraine, " stressing that Minsk has become a symbol of peace." Also ban Ki-moon has expressed gratitude to the President of Belarus for " consistent support of the United Nations and active participation of Belarus in the UN." Remember, Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass announced a truce concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite management system ceasefire, shelling in Eastern Ukraine continued. September 1, in the Donbass began a new cease-fire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk.