Ukraine-Russia Crisis: ‘Stop the war’, Ukrainian envoy’s urgent appeal to United Nations

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New York: The Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations has urged its members to “stop the war” at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) while Russia has launched a major military offensive against Ukraine.

“Preventing war is the responsibility of this body. That’s why I call on all of you to do everything possible to stop the war,” CNN quoted Ukraine’s envoy Sergei Kislitsia as saying during the Security Council meeting.

In an emergency meeting, Kyslytsya said it was “too late” for de-escalation and urged other countries to help stop the conflict.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale offensive, announced Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, and said Ukrainian cities were under attack.

“Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under attack. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and win. The world can and must stop Putin. To act.” The time is now,” Kuleba tweeted.

The tweet comes soon after Putin announced a special “military operation” to protect the Donbass in eastern Ukraine.

Defending Russia’s decision to take military action in the Donbass region, Russian envoy to the United Nations Vasily Alekseevich Nebenzya said, “The root of today’s crisis around Ukraine is Ukraine’s actions.”

“The root of today’s crisis around Ukraine is the actions of Ukraine itself, which for many years was breaking its obligations under the (Minsk Agreement),” Nebenzya said.

Nebenzya said the Russian operation is aimed at protecting residents in eastern Ukraine.

Condemning Russia’s “unreasonable and unjustified attack on Ukraine”, US President Joe Biden said the pre-planned war would bring a devastating loss of life.

Biden said, “The prayers of the whole world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they have been the victims of an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a pre-planned war that will be a devastating loss of life and human suffering,” Biden said. will bring harm.” A statement from the White House.

Asserting that the US and its allies and allies would respond in a united and decisive manner, Biden said Russia alone was responsible for the death and destruction caused by this attack.

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First published:February 24, 2022, 10:42 am

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