President ukrainian, Volodymyr Zelenskycriticized this Saturday the decision “without any logic” of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to plan to go next week to Moscow before to kyiv.
“It is simply wrong to go to Russia first and then to Ukraine,” Zelensky told a news conference, referring to Guterres’ schedule, which plans to travel to Moscow on Tuesday and kyiv on Thursday. “It is a decision without any justice or any logic,” he added.
“The war is in Ukraine, there are no bodies on the streets of Moscow. It would be logical to go to Ukraine first and see people, see the consequences of the occupation”, before visiting Russia, the Ukrainian leader added.
In Ukraine, Guterres is scheduled to meet with UN agency teams on the ground “to discuss increased humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians.”
Ever since the UN secretary general claimed that Russia was violating the UN Charter by sending troops to Ukraine, the Russian president has refused to have any contact with him.
Guterres has also not had much contact with the Ukrainian leader. They only had a phone conversation on February 26, two days after the start of the Russian offensive.
On Tuesday, Guterres denounced the new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine and called on both sides to end the fighting to secure a four-day “humanitarian truce” to mark Orthodox Easter, which falls on Sunday.