The UN Secretary-General has stated that the people of Ukraine cannot endure the violence that is being perpetrated on them as a result of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, stated this while urging Ukraine and Russia to “silence the guns” and “accelerate negotiations toward peace.”
Guterres also warned that the world is on the verge of a “perfect storm,” as the war in Ukraine worsens a global economy that is already struggling.
The UN chief said in a press release on Wednesday that the war might result in a “three-dimensional crisis” in food, energy, and finance, all of which have already been affected by COVID-19 and climate change.
“We are now facing a perfect storm that threatens to devastate the economies of developing countries,” Guterres said.
“The people of Ukraine cannot bear the violence being inflicted on them.
“And the most vulnerable people around the globe cannot become collateral damage in yet another disaster for which they bear no responsibility.”
“We need to pull developing countries back from the financial brink,” he added. “The international financial system has deep pockets.
“Above all, this war must end. We need to silence the guns and accelerate negotiations towards peace now.
“For the people of Ukraine. For the people of the region. And for the people of the world,” he said.