Currents News Staff
It took this Ukrainian disaster to spark a world diplomacy not seen for 40 years. The United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke about the fighting.
“The fighting in Ukraine must stop,” he said.The U.N. General Assembly held an emergency meeting for the first time since 1982 condemning Russia’s attacks and supporting Ukraine sovereignty, calling for peace.
“For the first time since the UN was born, there is a full-fledged war in the center of Europe,” said Sergiy Kyslytsya.
War images emerge from all over the country. Attacks appear to be on a section of Kharkiv. Outside Kyiv are signs of losses for Russia. Ukrainians are fighting after being inspired by their president’s rallying calls.
“He is our president. He is our leader. He is leader of the armed forces of Ukraine,” said Taras Ischyk, a Member and Spokesperson of the Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
More fallout continued. Moscow’s stock exchange closed Monday when economic sanctions caused the ruble to lose nearly a third of its value. Russia closed its airspace to airlines from 36 countries while Ukraine and Russia held talks in Belarus amid fears troops from Belarus could support Russia.
The U.N. now estimates more than half a million people have fled Ukraine seeking safety with their homeland and very much still in danger.