Ukraine’s Dire Conflict: UN Urges Immediate Action

Source The United Nations


Media – In her briefing to the Security Council on Monday (17 July) on Ukraine, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, highlights the dire situation in the country as a result of the ongoing conflict with Russia, stating that life in Ukraine remains a “living hell.”

“According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 9,287 civilians have been killed and 16,384 injured, most under Russian armed forces fire. This figure includes 537 children killed and 1,117 injured. And these are only confirmed figures. The actual number of victims is likely considerably higher,” she stressed.

Mrs. DiCarlo points out that no area in Ukraine is safe, providing examples of recent missile attacks in cities such as Kramatorsk, Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv, which are far from the front lines. She condemns attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, stressing that such actions are prohibited under international law and must cease immediately.

“As the Secretary-General has consistently underlined, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a blatant violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Mr. DiCarlo emphasized. “The United Nations remains fully committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, in accordance with relevant General Assembly resolutions. The parties involved bear the responsibility to avoid actions that could further escalate tensions.”

“The longer this war continues, the more dangerous its consequences, including the possibility of a wider conflict,” Mr. DiCarlo warned. “For the sake of the Ukrainian people and for the sake of our global community, this unjustified war must stop.”

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