Last updated: 16 May, 2013

Putin to meet UN chief Ban amid Syria crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his Black Sea residence in Sochi on Friday, the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin did not specify the agenda of the upcoming talks with Ban, who will be visiting Russia from May 16 to 19. Ban’s visit comes amid a new international push for a peace conference to end more than two years of bloodshed in Syria.