Simonovic arrived in Kiev on Wednesday evening, May 14, for talks with government officials, members of civil society and the ombudsman. On Saturday, May 17, he is scheduled to travel to Donetsk and then on Sunday, May 18, to Odessa.
In March, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights set up a monitoring mission to collect information about possible human rights violations in Ukraine. It is operating in Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Donetsk and Kharkiv.
On April 15, the Mission issued its first report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, which covered a period up to April 2. A new report is to be released on Friday, March 16.