Live | Crisis in Ukraine
MADRID, Feb. 28 (Royals Blue) –
The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has insisted on Monday that “war is not the answer” and has said that the “only true solution” to the crisis in Ukraine is peace.
In a speech at the special session of the UN General Assembly, Guterres lamented that war entails “senseless destruction” and pointed out that it is also “an enormous distraction” from the “real challenges” facing humanity, such as the climate crisis.
“Humanity cannot allow itself to remain in a situation that repeats the worst of recent centuries,” he said, recalling that the United Nations was founded “to overcome the scourge of war.” “We need peace now,” she has urged, calling for an end to “bloodshed.”
In addition, he has mentioned that the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which “defies” international law and the UN charter, may have “terrifying consequences”. “It points out what is at stake for everyone”, he continued, before also indicating that the economic repercussions will be “wide-ranging”.
In this sense, Guterres has expressed his hope that the talks initiated this day between the Russian and Ukrainian sides “will put an immediate end to the fight” and “open the way to a political solution”.
The UN Secretary General has also urged support for fund appeals for this crisis and help the most vulnerable groups, “whose number will increase.” In addition, he has emphasized that, although humanitarian aid is “vital” it is not a “solution”. “He faces the shocks, but the only true solution is peace”, he has riveted him.