United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Moscow for Victory Day celebrations this Saturday, the UN has confirmed.
UNESCO chief Irina Bokova will accompany Ban during the visit for “the celebration of Victory Day on May 9,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday.
Ban will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin before returning to New York on May 10, Dujarric said.
On his way to Moscow, Ban will visit Ukraine on May 8 and meet with President Petro Poroshenko. Ban will also attend May 7 celebrations marking the end of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland, and meet with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Dujarric said.