Crisis in Ukraine



Media Stakeout, New York

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

The Secretary-General - Remarks to the press on Easter appeal for Ukraine

In five days, Ukrainians and Russians will mark Easter. This holiday unites the Orthodox Christians in both Russia and Ukraine -- as well as Catholic Ukrainians -- in celebration.
Easter is a season for renewal, resurrection and hope.
It is a time for reflection on the meaning of suffering, sacrifice, death — and rebirth.

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Statement, New York

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

The Secretary-General - Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Madame President, Excellencies,
The war in Ukraine is one of the greatest challenges ever to the international order and the global peace architecture, founded on the United Nations Charter.
Because of its nature, intensity, and consequences.

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Press Remarks, New York

Monday, 28 March 2022

Secretary-General's press encounter on the war on Ukraine

Today, I am announcing that in the exercise of my good offices, I have asked Martin Griffiths, the Coordinator of our humanitarian work worldwide, immediately to explore with the parties involved the possible agreements and arrangements for a humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine.

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Press Remarks, New York

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Secretary-General's remarks to press on the war in Ukraine

One month ago, the Russian Federation launched a massive invasion of the sovereign territory of Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter.
It was done after months of building up a military force of overwhelming proportion along the Ukrainian border.
Since then, we have seen appalling human suffering and destruction in cities, towns and villages.
Systematic bombardments that terrorise civilians.

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UN Photo/Loey Felipe | The Security Council discusses the situation in Ukraine. File photo.


Press Remarks, New York

Monday, 14 March 2022

Secretary-General's opening remarks to the press on the war in Ukraine

Ukraine is on fire.
The country is being decimated before the eyes of the world.
The impact on civilians is reaching terrifying proportions.
Countless innocent people – including women and children – have been killed.
After being hit by Russian forces, roads, airports and schools lie in ruins.

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Press Remarks, New York

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Secretary-General's press remarks following vote of General Assembly on Ukraine

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
The General Assembly has spoken.
As Secretary-General, it is my duty to stand by this resolution and be guided by its call.
The message of the General Assembly is loud and clear:
End hostilities in Ukraine — now.
Silence the guns — now.
Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy — now.

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Remarks, New York

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Secretary-General's remarks to launch the flash appeal for Ukraine

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,
In the past week, a country has been thrown into chaos; a region has been upended; and the reverberations are being felt around the world.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured in Ukraine.
Innocent people are once again paying the highest price of war.

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On 25 February 2022, spent pieces of a rocket lie next to a playground, with military operations ongoing in Kyiv, Ukraine.

 


Statement, New York

Monday, 28 February 2022

The Secretary-General: Remarks to the General Assembly - Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

The fighting in Ukraine must stop.
It is raging across the country, from air, land and sea.
It must stop now.
Russian missile and air bombardments are pounding Ukrainian cities day and night.
The capital, Kyiv, is encircled from all sides.

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Statement, New York

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Statement by the Secretary-General – on Ukraine

We are seeing Russian military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine on a scale that Europe has not seen in decades.
Day after day, I have been clear that such unilateral measures conflict directly with the United Nations Charter.
The Charter is clear: "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."

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UN News

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

As Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis, Russia announces start of 'special military operation'

Hours after speakers took the floor at in the 193-member General Assembly to denounce Russia's actions towards Ukraine and appeal for diplomacy, Mr. Guterres said that instead of repeating what he'd stated there, his political chief would update the Council on "a number of events" that had taken place during the day.

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UN Photo/Loey Felipe | The Security Council discusses the situation in Ukraine. File photo.

 


Press Encounter, New York

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Secretary-General's remarks at press encounter following the Security Council meeting on Ukraine

SG: This is the saddest moment in my tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations. I started this meeting of the Security Council addressing President Putin and telling him from the bottom of my heart: Stop your troops from an offensive against Ukraine, give peace a chance because too many people have died.

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Statement, New York

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Secretary-General's remarks at Security Council meeting on Ukraine

Thank you very much, Mr. President.
Mr. President, Excellencies.
I want to reaffirm what I expressed this morning in the meeting in the General Assembly, but of course it would not make any sense to bother you reading again the same text that I am sure you are all aware of.

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Statement, New York

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Secretary-General's remarks to the General Assembly on Ukraine

Mr. President,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
We meet in the face of the most serious global peace and security crisis in recent years – and certainly in my time as Secretary-General.
Our world is facing a moment of peril. I truly hoped it would not come.

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Press Encounter, New York

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Secretary-General's press encounter on Ukraine

As you know, I have cut short an overseas visit – including a very important summit of African leaders – to rush back to UN headquarters.
Our world is facing the biggest global peace and security crisis in recent years – certainly in my tenure as Secretary-General.

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