Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has caused food, energy, and finance global crises.
“The conflict has already taken thousands of lives, caused untold destruction, displaced millions of people, resulted in unacceptable violations of human rights and is inflaming a three-dimensional global crisis – food, energy and finance – that is pummeling the most vulnerable people, countries and economies,” reads the statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the 100th day of the war in Ukraine.
According to Guterres, the United Nations has been providing support to the people of Ukraine in dealing with the humanitarian impact of the conflict from the first days of the war.
The UN Secretary-General renewed his call for an immediate halt to violence, for unfettered humanitarian access to all those in need, for safe evacuation of civilians trapped in areas of fighting and for urgent protection of civilians and respect for human rights in accordance with international norms.
Resolving this conflict, he noted, will require negotiations and dialogue. “The sooner the parties engage in good-faith diplomatic efforts to end this war, the better for the sake of Ukraine, Russia and the world. The United Nations stands ready to support all such efforts,” Guterres stressed.
On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure facilities, massively fire on residential areas of Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages using artillery, MLRS, and ballistic missiles.
The invaders unleashed mass terror in the temporarily occupied territories.