After arriving in the vicinity of the capital, Kiev, previously hit by heavy Russian bombing, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres felt that “the war of the twenty-first century is absurd”.
“I guess my family in one of these houses, I see my grandchildren running around in terror, “he said, in standing in front of several destroyed buildings, upon his arrival Thursday in Borodianka, where Ukrainians accuse the Russians of committing atrocities during their entry in the region last March acceptable in the twenty-first century.
In addition, he urged Moscow to work with the Red Cross to evacuate the trapped civilians in some Ukrainian cities and regions.
According to the AFP, he also called on Russian authorities to cooperate with international crime on the occurrence of possible war crimes on Ukrainian soil.
Guterres, during his first visit in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian military operation on February 24, should also go to Bucha, to then meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
No corpses on the streets of Moscow
Interestingly, the UN Secretary-General had arrived in Ukraine, after Tuesday’s visit to Moscow, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to discuss the conflict between the two countries, to push for calm, and in particular for the evacuation of civilians from the city of Mariupol.
While the Ukrainian presidency harshly criticized him, due to the program of that visit, which should have started in Kiev, according to Zelensky, who during one of his video speeches, commenting on the visit of the UN official, said: “I do not see corpses on the streets of Moscow “, referring to the destruction. And the death that has plagued the Ukrainian capital, which requires a strong message of support from the United Nations, materializes by visiting it first.
It is noteworthy that since the beginning of the Russian military operation on the territory of its western neighbor, the United Nations has condemned the fighting and the conflict, while the Western countries have sided with Kiev, supporting it with weapons and equipment, against Moscow, which has imposed thousands of sanctions.
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