On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Russia.
The announcement was made by the Kremlin on Friday, the 58th day of Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine.
Thousands of people had been slain and over 12 million people had been displaced in Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War two.
“On Tuesday, April 26, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will arrive in Moscow for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,” Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told state news agency RIA Novosti.
“He will also be received by Russian President Vladimir Putin.” No other details were immediately provided.
The UN confirmed that the secretary-general would meet with Putin in Moscow next week.
A UN spokesman said on Wednesday that Guterres had asked to meet with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine.
On Friday, the UN spokeswoman, Eri Kaneko, said the Ukraine visit was still in the works.
“We are still working with Ukraine on the scheduling and preparation,” Kaneko told reporters.
“The UN has been largely marginalised in the crisis since Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24.
“Guterres seeks to spur dialogue to end the conflict,” the UN said.
Putin had not taken Guterres’s phone calls or had any contact with him since the UN chief stated that Russia’s military campaign violated the UN charter.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Friday that Russian actions in Ukraine, which had included summary executions of civilians and levelling of civilian infrastructure, may amount to war crimes.