Russian war of aggression: UN chief Guterres fears escalation of the Ukraine war

Russian war of aggression
UN chief Guterres fears the Ukraine war will escalate

“With eyes wide open to a bigger war”: UN Secretary-General António Guterres is worried. photo

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine began almost a year ago. The country is defending itself with weapons from the West, Russia is to prepare a new offensive. Guterres sees a further escalation.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres fears the war in Ukraine will escalate. “I’m afraid the world isn’t sleepwalking into a major war – I’m afraid it’s doing so with eyes wide open,” Guterres told the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Barely a year after Russia’s invasion of its neighboring country, the prospect of peace is diminishing, and the danger of further escalation is growing. The risk of nuclear war is higher than it has been in decades. The world needs peace in Ukraine, Guterres said.


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