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17.04.00 – EUROPE

UN / UKRAINE

A senior UN official told the Security Council that while there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the situation on the ground remains deeply worrying. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE WRAP

Ukrainian ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev announced a plan for a peaceful settlement in the eastern part of Ukraine, stressing that all the leaders in Europe, United States and in Russia have expressed their support. In response, Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin said “this is not true, that it was “premature to talk about our support for president Poroshenko's initiative [...]

20 Jun 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GREECE UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesman confirmed that a mission will travel to Greece in a few weeks. On Ukraine, Gerry Rice said "the mission's plan is to begin work on June 24 in Kyiv, and to continue for about 2 weeks." UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

A new United Nations report on the situation in Ukraine details the breakdown in law and order in areas held by armed groups in the east of the country and identifies a number of  ”worrying trends” emerging in Crimea, adding that armed militias have created a "reign of fear" in the east of the country, [...]

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BAN KI-MOON PRESSER

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). CH UNTV

17 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / RUSSIAN JOURNALISTS

Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin issued a press statement from the Security Council expressing its deep condolences for the journalists killed covering the conflict in Ukraine including the two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine, and the Italian photojournalist who was killed on May 24, along with his Russian interpreter. UNIFEED – UNTV

17 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said they have revised the Russia sponsored draft resolution for a peace map in Ukraine and that the situation in the country continues to deteriorate, accusing the Ukrainian army of using phosphorous, which he said was attributable to "war crimes". UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE CHURKIN

Russia submitted a draft resolution onUkraineto the Security Council today (12 June) calling on "all parties to refrain from actions that endanger the lives of the civilian population, civilian infrastructure and the humanitarian goods."

12 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that it is "shocking beyond words” that war crimes and crimes against humanity have become commonplace in Syria and that she is "disappointed that the Security Council, has been unable to reach agreement on action to ensure accountability for such crimes." UNTV-CH

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / TRIBUNALS

What began as 'an experiment' in international justice two decades ago have resulted in ensuring accountability for the worst of crimes, officials from the United Nations tribunals dealing with the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda told the Security Council today. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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