Russian official slams Romania's airspace refusal as ploy against Moldovan leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 17:23
Crimea’s electric power supply restoredWorld July 28, 16:54
Motorcycle swiped from Italy in 2012 turns up in St. PetersburgSociety & Culture July 28, 16:44
Brooklyn Nets deny media buzz that Prokhorov plans to sell controlling stakeSport July 28, 16:10
Russia begins work on deep-water robot to reach Mariana Trench’s floorScience & Space July 28, 15:55
Experts: alternative energy may be used widely in the ArcticBusiness & Economy July 28, 15:50
Russia launches trials of second Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarineMilitary & Defense July 28, 15:39
Aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, and GEVs key to Russian Navy’s futureMilitary & Defense July 28, 15:23
Blackout on Russian mainland leaves Crimea in the darkBusiness & Economy July 28, 15:22
THE UNITED NATIONS, August 19. /ITAR-TASS/. UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is leaving for Kiev to hold talks with the Ukrainian leadership in a hope to assist a peaceful settlement of the aggravating conflict in the south-eastern regions of the country, Farhan Haq, the Deputy Official Spokesperson for the Secretary General said Monday.
Feltman will go to Kiev on Tuesday and will stay there until Friday night to have discussions with top-rank Ukrainian officials in the framework of mediatory efforts undertaken on behalf of the Secretary General, Haq said.
At this moment, Kiev is Jeffrey Feltman’s only destination on the agenda.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko last week, calling on him to launch dialogue with the forces opposing the course wielded by Kiev and to tap a peaceful solution to the crisis that has engulfed the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
British Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant said at the UN Security Council on Monday that the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos was also going to visit Ukraine later this week.
Farhan Haq said, however, that she had a separate program of the visits.
UN quarters hope that the two officials will address a meeting of the UN Security Council upon their return to New York.
Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin told ITAR-TASS that Russia supported the idea of a meeting of that kind.
“We do have many questions to ask them and the new tasks to put forward, and if a meeting is arranged along these lines, we’ll only welcome it,” he said.