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PRESS RELEASE : President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the UN Secretary-General

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 4 May 2022.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres.

The President thanked the Secretary-General personally for his efforts to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from Azovstal.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed António Guterres about the successful completion of the first stage, during which 121 people were evacuated from Azovstal, and expressed hope for a successful continuation of the ongoing evacuation operation.

The President of Ukraine thanked the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which demonstrated the possibility of making progress in the most difficult humanitarian crises.

“The whole world has learned about the role of the UN and the ICRC in this. This has shown that international organizations can be effective,” the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also appealed to the UN Secretary-General to assist in the evacuation of all the wounded from Azovstal.

“The lives of the people who remain there are in danger. Everyone is important to us. We ask for your help in saving them,” the President said.