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Surprise: UN Secretary-General to come to Putin’s parade

UN Secretary-General will arrive to Moscow to participate in the celebration of the Victory Day.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

It was reported by Joinfo.ua with reference to the media.

The plans of Ban Ki-moon were announced by UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric at a briefing in New York.

He said that Ban Ki-moon would be accompanied by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and on his way to Russia he would visit Poland and Ukraine.

In Gdansk, the UN Secretary-General will take part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, as well as hold a meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.

"UN Secretary-General will also visit Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Petro Poroshenko and other high-ranking officials," said the spokesman.

In Russia, Ban Ki-moon will hold a meeting with Vladimir Putin a number of heads of delegation, who will participate in the festival.

May 10, Ban Ki-moon will return to New York.

Earlier, we reported that a friend of Putin Kim Jong-un refused to go to the parade.