Turchynov, Ban Ki-moon agree to set up commission on Crimea

21 March 2014 16:29
Kyiv (QHA) -

Ukraine's acting President, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed on the establishment of an international commission chaired by the UN, which should help resolve the situation in Crimea.

Turchynov said this at a press briefing in Kyiv on Friday, reports Ukrinform.

"After discussing the issue of aggression in Crimea, we have also come to a common stance on the establishment of an international commission represented by countries that signed the Budapest Memorandum and chaired by the UN," Turchynov said.

The parliament speaker thanked the UN chief for visiting Ukraine "in these difficult dramatic times of our history."

He also welcomed the presence of a UN monitoring group in Crimea.

"This is particularly important in an environment where provocations against the Ukrainian military, who are doing their duty, are committed every day," Turchynov emphasized.