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  3/19/2014, Adar Bet 17, 5774

UN Chief to Smooth Over Russia-Ukraine Relations

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is scheduled to visit Moscow on Thursday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in order to reach a diplomatic solution regarding the region of Crimea. 

On Friday he will travel to Ukraine and hold official talks with Ukrainian officials. This week Russia officially annexed the Crimean peninsula which borders on Russia, Ukraine and the Black Sea.