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UN deputy secretary-general meets with Ukrainian president

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson commended Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov's interim government for its "measured response to unfolding events" during a one-on-one meeting in Kiev on Tuesday.

By JC Finley
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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, pictured in 2013, met with Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev, Ukraine on March 4, 2014. (UPI/John Angelillo) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2b9ef4dfeb2b8b73063b077df20780d0/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, pictured in 2013, met with Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev, Ukraine on March 4, 2014. (UPI/John Angelillo) | License Photo

March 4 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov met Tuesday with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in Kiev.

According to the UN, Eliasson emphasized the necessity for a diplomatic solution to the crisis following Russian's occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, and noted the international community's efforts to support Ukraine's territorial integrity as it seeks a peaceful resolution.

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The UN senior official also commended Turchynov on his interim government's "measured response to unfolding events."

[United Nations]

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