Miroslav Jenča, UN Assistant Secretary-Normal for Europe on the Division of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), warned that the combating risked “additional diminishing the prospects for a simply and lasting resolution”.
“The approaching anniversary of the invasion will not be solely an event to recount the horrors of the previous two years, but in addition a reminder that the armed battle in Ukraine didn’t start on 24 February 2022, however has been ongoing within the nation’s east since 2014,” he said, briefing ambassadors within the Security Council.
“The United Nations has been, and can stay, totally dedicated to the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” he added.
Mr. Jenča famous that although the UN was not formally a part of any mechanism associated to the peace course of in Ukraine, through the years it had expressed “full assist” to all diplomatic efforts to resolve the battle, in accordance with related Safety Council resolutions.
Tackle root causes
He additionally underscored the necessity for peace processes to deal with the basis causes of the battle.
“What we all know is that peace agreements alone won’t finish violence. Peace processes should deal with the basis causes of the battle and include full and equal participation of girls and youth, and inclusion of civil society voices,” he mentioned.
“What we’d like for Ukraine, for the area and the world, is a simply, lasting and complete peace, in step with the UN Charter, worldwide regulation, and the resolutions of the Normal Meeting,” he added.
In the meantime, in Ukraine, hostilities continued by means of the weekend and into Monday, the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.
On 10 February, night strikes in Kharkiv metropolis within the east led to an enormous hearth at an oil depot. The fireplace unfold to properties close by and native authorities reported greater than 50 casualties. The fireplace additionally impacted the electrical energy provide within the space.
“Humanitarian companions are mobilized and distributing sizzling meals and supplies for pressing repairs. They’re additionally offering psychological well being and psychosocial assist on the web site of the assault,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric informed correspondents on the common briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.
Harm to power services has additionally been reported by the state power supplier within the Dnipro, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Mykolaiv areas, he added, noting that, based on Ukraine’s primary power firm, 386 cities and villages throughout the nation stay with out electrical energy because of the influence of hostilities.