The war in Ukraine continues to be at the center of the agenda of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, who went to kyiv on an official visit. He met with President Volodimir Zelensky to discuss the extension of the “grain agreement.” Guterres described his visit as another proof of the support of the international community.
“This is my third visit to Ukraine in less than a year. My third visit to show our full commitment and help find solutions. The position of the United Nations, which I have consistently expressed, is very clear: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it is a violation of the United Nations Charter and international law. Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity must be maintained within its internationally recognized borders,” Guterres said during his joint press conference with Zelensky.
The Ukrainian grain supply was disrupted with the start of a full-scale Russian invasion. After lengthy negotiations, mediated by the UN and Turkey, Russia agreed in July to guarantee the safety of bulk carriers carrying agricultural products. The agreement expires on March 18.
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