UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes that all the parties in Ukraine, including the authorities in Kiev, will prevent oppression of the population coming from radical elements. He said this today to journalists in Kiev.
"Oppressions on the part of radical elements must be resolutely stopped. I hope that all the parties in Ukraine will take appropriate measures," he said at a press conference with acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Oleksandr Turchynov.
Ban Ki-moon also urged all sides to "refrain from any provocative action that may lead to further worsening of the situation