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New Delhi, April 27 (H.S.). United Nations Secretary-General Guterres met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Moscow to try to put an end to the Ukraine war.

UN Secretary-General Guterres is in Moscow to help civilians amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met UN Secretary-General Guterres at a 13-foot white table in the Kremlin. During the meeting, Russian President Putin said he wanted the ongoing talks with Ukraine to yield positive results. Putin said the situation in Mariupol was “difficult” and “almost sad”. During the meeting, Putin said that while Russia’s “military operation” was going on. The agreement is still expected to be reached through a diplomatic channel. Guterres expressed concern about the humanitarian crisis in the country and called for the evacuation of people through humanitarian corridors.

On Tuesday, Guterres met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before meeting Putin. After this meeting, Lavrov flatly refused to hold any peace talks with Ukraine. He said that Russia wants to find a diplomatic solution to this challenge. Guterres said he had no intention of conducting an investigation into the attacks on Ukraine. There are many other organizations including human rights to investigate. After Sergei Lavrov’s remarks surfaced, the prospect of some extraordinary results during the Guterres and Putin meeting seems unlikely.

Guterres will visit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Thursday after meeting Putin in Moscow. Here he will hold a meeting with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

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