UN Secretary General visits Moscow and Kyiv
“The Security Council expresses strong support for the Secretary-General’s efforts to seek a peaceful solution,” the statement said. She urges Guterres to convey this to the members in due course.’ During his recent visits to Moscow and Kyiv, Guterres inked an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the safe evacuation of civilians.
Let the world unite by leaving arms
The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross have so far conducted two successful evacuation operations in Mariupol and the surrounding areas. They are currently carrying out the third evacuation operation from the Mariupol Steel Plant. Responding to the council’s statement, Guterres said, “Today, for the first time, the Security Council spoke in one voice for peace in Ukraine.” As I have often said, the world must lay down arms and come together to uphold the values of the United Nations Charter.’
Norway’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mona Juul, and Mexico’s ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez (whose countries have drafted the council’s statement) called it an important step towards diplomatic efforts to end the war.