“It is wrong to go first to Russia and then to Ukraine. There is no justice or logic in that order,” Zelensky said at a news conference in the center of Kiev at the metro station Agence France Press.
“The war is in Ukraine, the streets of Moscow have no bodies. It would be logical to go to Ukraine first and see the consequences of the occupation,” defended the Ukrainian leader before his visit to Russia.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres will visit Moscow, the Russian Federation, on April 26, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to a UN press release released on Friday, Guterres will meet for a working meeting and lunch in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and will be received by President Vladimir Putin.
A spokesman for the UN chief announced today that António Guterres will visit Ukraine next week after meeting with Putin in Moscow.
“The Secretary General will visit Ukraine next week. He will meet with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will receive him on 28. April.
In Ukraine, Guterres is scheduled to meet with groups of UN agencies in the region “to discuss increasing humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians.”
Ever since the UN Secretary-General claimed that Russia had violated the UN Charter by sending troops to Ukraine, the Russian president has refused to contact him. However, Guterres had little contact with the Ukrainian leader, as he did not speak on the phone until February 26, two days after the Russian invasion began.
On Tuesday, Guterres condemned Russia’s new invasion of eastern Ukraine and called on both sides to end fighting for a four-day “humanitarian ceasefire” at Orthodox Easter, which will be held this Sunday.