Putin urges U.N., world to condemn Kiev's actions in eastern Ukraine

by Reuters
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:25 GMT

MOSCOW, April 15 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday that the United Nations and the international community should condemn the use of force by the Ukrainian authorities in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

In a telephone conversation with Ban, Putin "underscored that the Russian side expects a clear condemnation from the United Nations and the international community of these anti-constitutional actions", a Kremlin statement said. (Writing by Steve Gutterman)