UN Secretary-General is concerned about recent killings in Kiev, Ukraine

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon | Photo by UN Media
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon | Photo by UN Media
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon | Photo by UN Media
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon | Photo by UN Media

On April 17, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that he was seriously concerned about reports of recent killings of prominent figures in Ukraine, Including the reported gunning down of Oleg Kalashnikov and Oles Buzyna.

The UN Secretary-General made it clear that he had taken note of President Poroshenko’s call for a swift investigation into both killings, and urged that all other such crimes be urgently investigated. He added that “this will be critical in order to ensure the rule of law and the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Ann Charles
Ann Charles is UN Bureau Chief of “Baltic Review” based in New York City. She covers diplomatic activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the world body’s work in human rights, education, culture, the environment, and tourism, among other global concerns.