UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Moscow to participate in the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany and he is also planning to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary general, told reporters on Monday.
The UN secretary general is going to pay a visit to Moscow for marking Victory Day on May 9, Dujarric said. While in Moscow, Ban will meet with Putin and heads of other delegations present at the celebrations.
Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Irina Bokova will accompany Ban Ki-moon.
Dujarric said that after his departure for Moscow the UN secretary general would make stopovers in Gdansk (Poland) and Ukraine's capital Kiev on May 7 and 8 in order to meet Presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Petro Poroshenko alongside other officials.