Serry: Urgent Crimea situation must be de-escalated

John Serry says something needs to be done to "de-escalate" the "very urgent" situation in Crimea, after he was forced to leave the region following his confrontation with unidentified armed men and angry pro-Russia protesters.

Mr Serry added that he hoped all citizens in Crimea can "start to feel safe again".


The situation is very urgent now and we need to find a way to de-escalate the tension - UN's Robert Serry tells us before flying out.


I hope that soon all citizens in #Crimea can start to feel safe again - last thought from UN's Robert Serry to @itvnews. #Ukraine


Envoy forced to end Crimea trip after being trapped by militia

ITV News' James Mates was with the United Nations special envoy Robert Serry as he agreed to end his mission to Crimea after he refused to go with a group of men who blocked his car and then local militia refused to let him leave a coffee shop.