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UN chief urges Poroshenko to continue dialogue with Russia, keep truce

September 11, 2014, 22:46 UTC+3 UNTED NATIONS
Ukrainian president called for enlarging the monitoring mission
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UNTED NATIONS, September 11. /ITAR-TASS/. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to continue the dialogue with Russia and extend the ceasefire in the east of the country, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.

In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Poroshenko briefed Ban on the situation in Ukraine, including its embattled south-eastern regions.

Ban Ki-moon and Poroshenko also discussed the importance of proper ceasefire monitoring in the east of Ukraine.

The Secretary-General said the U.N. was cooperating with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in order to strengthen this mechanism.

The Ukrainian president called for enlarging the monitoring mission.

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