Ban to dispatch top UN political aide to Ukraine, as Security Council meets again on crisis

As the United Nations Security Council convened its second urgent session this week on the situation in Ukraine,  Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his grave concern over the rising tensions in the country’s east and south, particularly events in the crisis-gripped city of Slovyansk, where two Ukrainian military helicopters were shot down overnight and a group of European observes captured on 26 April remains in detention. Read...

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Ukraine: UN political chief says events over past four days ‘should alarm us all’

Describing “alarming” developments in Ukraine – from the capture of European observers and the violent takeover of Government buildings by separatist groups, to the shooting of the mayor of a major eastern city – a senior United Nations official this evening appealed to all sides to “work expeditiously” at putting the crisis-torn country on the path to stability. Read...

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