May 19, 2014 / 10:56 AM / 4 years ago

Putin, U.N. chief Ban to discuss Ukraine crisis at China meeting

MOSCOW, May 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will discuss the Ukraine crisis and other issues during a meeting on Tuesday in Shanghai, China, the Itar-Tass news agency quoted Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as saying.

Ban is visiting China. Putin, who is embroiled in a standoff with the West over the future of Ukraine after annexing the Crimea region, is due to begin a visit to China on Tuesday. (Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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