U.N. chief Ban meets Putin, says "deeply concerned" over Ukraine

by Reuters
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:37 GMT

MOSCOW, March 20 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was "deeply concerned" by the situation involving Ukraine and Russia.

Ban is on a visit to both nations to encourage all parties involved in the crisis over Ukraine and its Crimea region, which Western nations say Russia has illegally annexed, to find a peaceful solution.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Thomas Grove)

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