UN Secretary General: the President of Ukraine Has Every Right to Defend Its Territory and Protect Its Citizens

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Censor.NET reports about it, citing the press service of the Head of State.

During the talk Ban Ki-moon called the crash of "Malaysia Airlines" aircraft shocking and unacceptable. He stressed the need to figure out all the circumstances of this tragedy, and supported the actions of the Ukrainian side towards an open and independent international investigation. Ban Ki-moon called Petro Poroshenko to use all possible international instruments, including the UN, to conduct a proper examination.

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Petro Poroshenko assured the UN Secretary General in complete openness to the international investigation. President of Ukraine called on the UN to condemn acts of terrorism and to recognize so-called "DNR" and "LNR" as terrorist organizations. He also informed that terrorists continue to keep shelling and attacking Ukrainian military units, and prevent the access of experts to the crash site.

UN Secretary-General noted that the President of Ukraine has every right to defend its territory and protect its citizens.

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Petro Poroshenko informed Secretary-General on the possibility of forced early return of Ukrainian helicopters involved in the UN peacekeeping operations. Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine said that the support of the international community together with the United Nations will provide an opportunity to resolve the situation by other means.

The parties have agreed to closely coordinate further action. In particular, Ban Ki-moon said that for this purpose he has delegated the Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman to visit Ukraine on 28-29 July.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n294587