UN Secretary-General António Guterres has again called for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire in war-torn Ukraine, to enable delivery of life-saving aid as well as the evacuation of people in the country.
The UN spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said Guterres’ appeal came after Russia’s attacks on cities across Ukraine.
Mostly affected are Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, resulting in numerous civilian casualties and destruction.
“The secretary-general strongly urges all parties to enact an urgent and immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
“This will enable the safe and secure functioning of humanitarian corridors; help evacuate civilian residents and also deliver life-saving humanitarian and medical assistance,’’ he said.