Poroshenko calls UN Chief Guterres to pay greater attention to human rights violations in Ukraine's occupied territories. PHOTO

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Poroshenko's press office, Ukrainian president congratulated António Guterres on having been elected U.N. secretary-general.

Petro Poroshenko expressed hope that António Guterres would firmly withstand basic principles and goals of the U.N. Charter, first of all, respect to sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.

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The president expressed gratitude to the U.N. secretary-general for his personal attention to the issue of IDPs in Ukraine at the post of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.


The parties discussed prospects of further interaction in the framework of the U.N. given the membership of Ukraine in the U.N. Security Council and coordinated positions on the eve of Ukraine's presidency in the U.N. Security Council in February 2017.

The head of state urged the U.N. secretary-general to pay greater attention to the violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea and Donbas. The president informed Guterres on the action against Russia submitted by Ukraine to the U.N. ICJ.

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The president invited the U.N. secretary-general to pay a visit to Ukraine.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p424078