UN / UKRAINE GUTERRES

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The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the continuing attacks on Ukrainian cities, including most recently Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 18 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

18 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General’s views on the ongoing situation, noticeably over the weekend and this morning, and I can tell you that the Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the continuing attacks on Ukrainian cities across the country, including most recently Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, which are resulting in numerous civilian casualties and destruction in residential areas, as well as civilian infrastructure. The Secretary-General is greatly concerned by the continuing appalling humanitarian situation in the besieged city of Mariupol, which has been largely destroyed by weeks of unrelenting Russian attacks. The Secretary-General reminds all parties that they must take outmost care exert take all necessary efforts measures to avoid civilian casualties and any damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure. The Secretary-General strongly urges all parties to enact an urgent and immediate humanitarian ceasefire, which will enable the safe and secure functioning of humanitarian corridors, help evacuate civilian residents and also deliver life-saving humanitarian and medical assistance. Genuine negotiations must be given a chance to succeed and to bring lasting peace. The Secretary-General and the UN stand ready to support such efforts.”
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

5.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

STORYLINE:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the continuing attacks on Ukrainian cities, including most recently Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York.

Reading a Secretary-General’s statement at UN Headquarters, Stéphane Dujarric noted the attacks are resulting in numerous civilian casualties and destruction in residential areas, as well as civilian infrastructure.

“The Secretary-General is greatly concerned by the continuing appalling humanitarian situation in the besieged city of Mariupol, which has been largely destroyed by weeks of unrelenting Russian attacks,” Dujarric said.

António Guterres also reminds all parties that they must take outmost care exert take all necessary efforts measures to avoid civilian casualties and any damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure.

According to the Spokesperson, the Secretary-General strongly urges all parties to enact an urgent and immediate humanitarian ceasefire, which will enable the safe and secure functioning of humanitarian corridors, help evacuate civilian residents and also deliver life-saving humanitarian and medical assistance.

“Genuine negotiations must be given a chance to succeed and to bring lasting peace,” Dujarric said.

The Secretary-General and the UN stand ready to support such efforts.
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