Monday, May 23, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img





Putin, UN chief meet to discuss Ukraine

Moscow, April 27, 2022 – Russian President Vladimir Putin met with visiting United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the Kremlin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Putin told Guterres on Tuesday that the Ukrainian issue arose after the 2014 “unconstitutional coup” in Kiev and people in Donbas remained under blockade and military pressure even after the Minsk agreements on a peaceful settlement were reached, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the Russian President, the Donbas “republics” have the right to declare their sovereignty and Russia has the right to recognise their independence and provide them with military assistance in full accordance with the UN Charter.

“Despite the ongoing military operation, we still hope that we will be able to reach agreements on the diplomatic track. We are negotiating and we do not refuse them,” he said.

The UN chief proposed creating a contact group where the UN, Russia and Ukraine can discuss the situation together so that the humanitarian corridors are truly effective.

He said that to resolve the situation in Ukraine’s Mariupol, the UN is ready to fully mobilise its logistical capabilities and human resources, working together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as well as the Russian and Ukrainian armed forces.

Guterres also added that the UN is ready in two or three days, together with the ICRC, to assess the situation at the Azovstal plant in order to evacuate civilians from there.

In response, Putin denied reports that Russian humanitarian corridors are not working and stressed that 130,000 to 140,000 people have left Mariupol with the assistance of Russia and they are free to go anywhere.

The Russian President also offered an opportunity to UN and ICRC representatives to have a look at how Russia treats Ukrainian war prisoners.

Before his trip to Moscow, the UN chief met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in the capital Ankara. Guterres will travel to Ukraine following talks with Putin.  (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,323FansLike
114,302FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? – by Adeel Ahmed

New Delhi, May 22, 2022- In the old city of Jerusalem, there lies a 187-foot long ‘Western Wall, built by Herod on the western...

Cyber security conundrum – by D.C. Pathak

Sometimes the roots of a problem are obscured by discussions on the 'enormity' of its possible repercussions -- some of this is happening in...

Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded – by Deepika Bhan

Coming down the stairs of Delhi's Rouse Avenue courts after being convicted for terror crimes, Yasin Malik wanted to speak to waiting mediapersons, but...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Fruits, veggies may help kids with ADHD fight inattention: Study

New York, May 22, 2022- Eating fruits and vegetables may help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduce inattention issues, a new study has suggested. Inattention is a hallmark of ADHD and creates trouble for children to focus, difficulty in remembering things and in regulating emotions. The study showed that kids who consumed more fruits and vegetables showed less severe...

Gadgets & Tech