President of the Russian Federation V.V.Putin had a telephone conversation with UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the crisis in
Vladimir Putin noted that in case of any escalation of violence against the Russian-speaking population of the
eastern regions of Ukraine and Crimea, Russia would not be able to stay away and would resort to whatever measures are
necessary in compliance with international law.
Both parties stressed the need to prevent further exacerbation of the crisis in Ukraine.
March 2, 2014