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Published:July 17th, 2015 13:23 EST

UN Chief Ban Seeks to Diffuse Tensions in South Ossetia

By SOP newswire3

Concerned by the recent events at the line of control of South Ossetia, in Georgia, the top United Nations official has expressed yesterday evening his concerns regarding activities that may negatively impact the freedom of movement and livelihood of the local population

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all parties to refrain from any steps that could be seen as provocative and detrimental to ongoing efforts to promote regional peace and stability, " reads a statement by the UN Spokesperson.

The Secretary-General, adds the statement, urges all parties to use established mechanisms such as the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) to address issues of concern and to diffuse tensions.

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