Ukraine is the main topic of work in the General Assembly of the United Nations, this year as well.
The secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, opened the proceedings by sharply criticizing Russia, saying its war has caused visible horror, with “lives destroyed, human rights abused, families torn apart, children traumatized and hopes and ruined dreams”.
“But beyond Ukraine, the war has serious implications for all of us. Nuclear threats put us all at risk, ignoring global treaties and conventions makes us all less safe, and poisoning global diplomacy impedes progress across the board. We must not give up working for peace,” Guterres declared.
Guterres warned that the world is on the verge of a global food collapse and that there is a need for guarantees on supplies from Ukraine and Russia with grains and fertilizers.
The American president, Joe Biden, also appeared on the podium to defend Kiev. He asked for support from around the world to oppose Russia’s aggression that threatens the independence of any country if it is tolerated in Ukraine.
“We must confront this blatant aggression today and deter other potential aggressors tomorrow. That is why the United States, along with our allies and partners around the world, will continue to stand with the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity and freedom.”
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the UN demands a stop to Russia’s aggression, calling Putin the same as Hitler.
Meanwhile, combating climate change is another important topic that is being seriously addressed in the United Nations General Assembly.
Regarding the issue, President Biden says he is treating it as an existential threat and the world must reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.