Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General welcomed the result of the recent negotiations in Paris, as the Normandy Four member countries discussed the steps necessary to solve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
"The Secretary-General welcomes the outcomes of the meeting of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine (Normandy Four) held yesterday in Paris. He reaffirms the strong support of the United Nations for the lead role of the member countries of the Normandy Four, the OSCE Trilateral Contact Group, and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in the framework of the Minsk Agreements", says the statement by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
"The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to redouble their efforts to build on recent progress towards a resolution of the conflict. He reiterates his full support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders", Dujarric concluded.