Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2013
Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets US Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) in the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2013. Putin is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his Black Sea residence in Sochi on Friday, the Kremlin said. © Mikhail Klimentyev - RIA-Novosti/AFP/File
Russia's President Vladimir Putin meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2013
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Last updated: May 16, 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.

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