After about two months since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday will receive UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Moscow.
The meeting is likely to focus on a greater diplomatic role for the United Nations in ending the war in Ukraine.
The UN Chief will discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov around noon, then a news conference follows, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
Afterwards, Guterres plans to meet with Putin in the Kremlin.
After the UN Chief’s visit to Russia, Guterrres is due to travel via Poland to Ukraine, where he also plans to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.
Guterres’s visit is following pressure on the UN to take a more active role in ending the war between Russia and Ukraine.