No resolutions or actions are expected from the body, in which Moscow has the right to veto
Guterres denounces the “unacceptable impact on human rights” and reviews the “catalogue of cruelty”
“It is it is essential to end impunity for international crimes & rdquor ;. The phrase was pronounced this Thursday by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterresat a meeting of the Security Council who is addressing the situation in Ukraine and the latest developments in the conflict opened by Russia.
The Portuguese has denounced the “unacceptable impact of war on human rights” and has reviewed what he has called a catalog of cruelty”, in which he has included summary executions, sexual violence, torture and others inhuman and degrading treatment of civilians and prisoners of war. “The latest reports of graves at Izium are extremely alarming”, declared Guterres, who spoke just before Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has already opened an investigation with which Guterres has requested “full collaboration”.
Khan, who has visited Ukraine three times, and has announced that the presence of court investigators on the ground will be reinforced next week, has assured that his belief has been reinforced that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been committed crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC”. The prosecutor has also shown his “deep concern” over “credible” information that Russia has been intentionally attacking civilian targets and removing population, especially children, from Ukraine.
” The echoes of Nuremberg must be heard today“, he also said.
The meeting had been called by France, which holds the monthly rotating presidency, taking advantage of the General Assembly to focus on the war, although it is already dominating the entire conclave in New York. But the meeting has gained even more strength after Vladimir Putin will announce on Wednesday mobilization of reservists and launch nuclear threats direct. But the diplomats they do not plan to adopt resolutions or actionssomething that would be condemned to failure by the Russian veto right.
“The latest events are dangerous and alarming”, Guterres also said at the opening of the meeting, in which he denounced the global impact of the conflict. “You have overloaded a triple crisis of food, energy and finance; it is dragging millions more people into extreme poverty and hunger and rolling back years of progress in development & rdquor ;, he lamented.
The Portuguese has also put part of his focus on the nuclear threat. “It is totally unacceptable that even the idea, which was unthinkable, of a nuclear conflict has returned & rdquor ;, said Guterres, who has also assured that the “situation in Zaporizhia continues to be a cause of serious concern & rdquor; and he has remembered that “the world cannot afford a nuclear catastropher”.
Expected at the meeting 24 interventionsincluding that of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov; the of the Chinese Wang Yi and that of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. He will also speak as a guest Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
The interventions will be closed by the person in charge of diplomacy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, who the day before organized a meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union in New York where they sought to promote a line of unity and new sanctions were proposed. “The United Nations this week has to react” Borrell said.