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17.04.00 – EUROPE

UN / UKRAINE CEASEFIRE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of a ceasefire in Ukraine and called for its full implementation, adding his hope that the cessation of hostilities will further allow the United Nations and partners to deliver critical humanitarian assistance to those affected by fighting. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said that Ukraine is seeking an "advanced status" within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He said that a Ukrainian delegation is at the alliance summit, in Wales, negotiating the supply of "non-lethal equipment” for self-protection, for communication purposes and for “rebuilding military infrastructure.”

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE

The UN Refugee Agency said the number of displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks. As of 1 September, UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced compared to 117,000 on 5 August. UNTV CH

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

The number of people killed every day in parts of eastern Ukraine in the past few weeks has increased by almost 300 percent, according to a new report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The total number of casualties is 2,593, which is an average of 36 people per day. CH [...]

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

The Head of Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that if the reports of Russia deploying troops to Ukraine prove to be true, "it would constitute a direct contravention of international law and UN charter," adding that "the UN has no independent means of verifying this information and the Russian Federation staunchly rejected these reports." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE 1

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin confirmed that the first trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy had reached the city of Lugansk. Churkin told reporters that after it had became clear that Ukrainians were "procrastinating,"  a decision was taken and "the convoy departed." Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Pavlichenko said  Russia’s actions constituted "a blatant violation of the sovereignty of [...]

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE 2

Speaking in his national capacity on the Russian convoys, British ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that the UK was deeply concerned about "this provocative and unilateral action," adding that "it has nothing to do with humanitarianism, that human effort is coordinated by the UN and if the Russian Federation wanted to participate in it they [...]

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / CONFLICT PREVENTION 2

During an Security Council debate on conflict prevention, Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor said that "Hamas –like ISIS and Boko Haram- share a disdain for democracies, a contempt for modernity and a determination to destroy our way of life." UNIFEED-UNTV  

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

US ambassador Samantha Power said that urgent humanitarian assistance should be delivered to Ukraine by international humanitarian organizations that have "the expertise, experience, and independence to provide it" and should not be delivered by Russia adding that "any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory – including one under the guise of providing humanitarian [...]

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE DISPLACED

More than 117,000 people are believed to have fled from their homes in Ukraine to other parts of the country due to the deteriorating situation the eastern region of the country. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says that over the past seven days alone more than 6,200 people have been forced from their homes. [...]

5 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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