Friday, February 25, 2022

Not Too Late

We are seeing Russian military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine on a scale that Europe has not seen in decades.

Day after day, I have been clear that such unilateral measures conflict directly with the United Nations Charter.

The Charter is clear: "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."

The use of force by one country against another is the repudiation of the principles that every country has committed to uphold.

This applies to the present military offensive.

It is wrong.

It is against the Charter.

It is unacceptable.

But it is not irreversible. ,,,

The decisions of the coming days will shape our world and directly affect the lives of millions upon millions of people.

In line with the Charter, it's not too late to save this generation from the scourge of war.

-- U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, Statement by the Secretary-General - on Ukraine, 23 February 2022

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