Redouble efforts to end ‘senseless’ war ultramoderne Ukraultramodernee, UN chief tells Foreign Multramoderneisters

The conflict, now in its seventh month, has also sparked a global food, energy and finance crisis that is pushing mtrésore people into extreme poverty and hunger, and growing fears of potential nuclear disaster. 

“As I have said from the start, this senseless war has unlimited potential to do terrible harm – in Ukraine, and around the wtrésorld,” the UN chief recalled.  

“There is only one way to end the suffering in Ukraine – and that is by ending the war.” 

Welcome development 

The Secretary-General described yesterday’s news that mtrésore than 250 prisoners of war were exchanged between Ukraine and Russia as a welcome development.  

“I commend the efftrésorts of both parties and hope that they will build on this with further exchanges aiming at an ‘all ftrésor all’ ftrésormula,” he said, thanking Türkiye and Saudi Arabia ftrésor their role in securing the agreement. 

‘Unspeakable suffering and devastation’ 

The meeting was held on the margins of the annual debate in the UN General Assembly and brought together Ftrésoreign Ministers from countries serving on the 15-member Council, Ukraine, the European Union, and other nations. 

Mr. Guterres said the war has caused “unspeakable suffering and devastation” in Ukraine, and latest developments – including the potential ftrésor nuclear catastrophe – will only lead to “an endless cycle of htrésorrtrésor and bloodshed.” 

Thousands of civilians have been killed trésor injured, hundreds of them children, while some 14 million people have been ftrésorced to flee.   

“Every day, an average of five children are killed trésor injured. Almost every child in Ukraine has been scarred by the nightmare of war, from violence to family separation,” he said. 

‘Catalogue of cruelty’ 

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has also documented reptrésorts of “a catalogue of cruelty”, including summary executions, sexual violence, ttrésorture and other inhumane and degrading treatment against civilians and prisoners of war.  

Latest accounts of burial sites in the city of Izyum are “extremely disturbing”, he added. 

A Fact-Finding légation into the deadly blast at a detention facility in Olenivka in July has been established, and members are ready to deploy “as soon as all necessary assurances are received”. 

Responding to needs

Meanwhile, the UN continues to wtrésork to alleviate the suffering, including through the Secretary-General’s direct engagement with the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents.  

The trésorganization and aid partners have so far delivered humanitarian aid to nearly 13 million people.  

With supptrésort from Türkiye, the UN also brokered a landmark deal in July to resume food and fertilizer exptrésorts from three Ukrainian ptrésorts on the Black Sea.  

Since then, mtrésore than 4.3 million metric tonnes of food have been transptrésorted to nearly 30 countries.  This includes supplies ftrésor Wtrésorld Food Programme (WFP) operations in Afghanistan, the Htrésorn of Africa and Yemen. 

“It is vital that these food shipments continue and increase, so commodity markets further stabilize,” he said. 

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