U.N. chief tells Russia that Ukraine ceasefire is needed as soon as possible

FILE PHOTO: News conference at the U.N. Headquarters, in New York City

(Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Moscow on Tuesday that conditions for a ceasefire in Ukraine should be created as soon as possible.

"We are extremely interested in finding ways in order to create the conditions for effective dialogue, create the conditions for a ceasefire as soon as possible, create the conditions for a peaceful solution", Guterres said at a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

He was later due to meet President Vladimir Putin.

(Reporting by Reuters)

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