UN / UKRAINE UPDATE

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UN Secretary-General “unequivocally condemned reported strikes in the Ukrainian port of Odesa,” said a UN Spokesperson. The Spokesperson also gave an update on the Black Sea Initiative. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 25 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

25 JULY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“You will have seen a statement we issued over the weekend in which the Secretary-General unequivocally condemned reported strikes in the Ukrainian port of Odesa. He stressed that on Friday, all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets. The Secretary-General noted that these products are desperately needed to address the global food crisis and ease the suffering of millions of people in need around the globe. Full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Türkiye is imperative, he said.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On the Black Sea Initiative, we can tell you that since the signing of the agreement, parties to the initiative, and the UN, have been in frequent contact, including yesterday. All parties have reconfirmed their commitment to the Initiative. The Government of Turkiye has generously provided a physical space for the Joint Coordination Centre, where operations are being established now. By tomorrow, all parties and the UN will have a presence in the Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul. We expect that the first ship may move within a few days. The Joint Coordination Centre will be liaising with the shipping industry and publishing detailed procedures for ships in the very near future.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

UN Secretary-General “unequivocally condemned reported strikes in the Ukrainian port of Odesa,” said a UN Spokesperson. The Spokesperson also gave an update on the Black Sea Initiative.

Reading a statement issued over the weekend, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters today (25 Jul) in New York, “the Secretary-General stressed that on Friday (22 Jul), all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets.”

The Secretary-General noted that “these products are desperately needed to address the global food crisis and ease the suffering of millions of people in need around the globe. Full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Türkiye is imperative.”

Updating reporters on the Black Sea Initiative, Haq said, “we can tell you that since the signing of the agreement, parties to the initiative, and the UN, have been in frequent contact, including yesterday. All parties have reconfirmed their commitment to the Initiative.”

The Deputy spokesperson continued, “the Government of Turkiye has generously provided a physical space for the Joint Coordination Centre, where operations are being established now. By tomorrow, all parties and the UN will have a presence in the Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul.”

He added, “we expect that the first ship may move within a few days. The Joint Coordination Centre will be liaising with the shipping industry and publishing detailed procedures for ships in the very near future.”
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