UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (Times of India) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday to hold talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, after his visit to Moscow where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin who agreed "in principle" to the involvement of the UN in evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

"I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support & secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better – for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world," Guterres tweeted.

Guterres and his team travelled from Rzeszow, Poland to Kyiv, Ukraine.

On Thursday, he will meet Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and is also expected to make a field visit.