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a new phase of the war. it is 1400 gmc ted am in new york, but the un security council is meeting at a certain to focus on a ledge war crimes in ukraine. ukrainian president valadez lansky is among the shad job speakers. he'll address members by the video link from q, ukraine, the us and european governments accuse russia of deliberately killing civilians and the town of boucher on cubes outskirts. and then he says, atrocities have also been committed by russian troops elsewhere. russia insist its troops are not guilty of any crimes, and that videos and photos of bodies in the chip with staged. it's ambassador varsity, and they've been here says he will provide proof during this meeting. let's go live to christian salumi, who's at the u. n. so christine,
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this is likely we're likely to hear a lot of strong statements from both sides in this meeting. indeed, this is the 1st time that ukrainian president of a lot of mares, a lensky will be addressing the security council since his conflict began. and we do expect him to detail what he saw visiting boucher, i reiterate his calls for a war crimes investigation. and to also warn that the worst discoveries of russia's aggression may be yet to come. these are things that he's been saying, and now we'll get the chance to make a direct appeal to the security council. the most powerful un international body. i, he already has the support of the united kingdom, who called this meeting. they hold the presidency this month in terms of support for a war crimes investigation the united states as well. the united states has gone so
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far as calling for russia to be kicked out of the un human rights council for it's alleged abuses in ukraine. i expect to hear from russia today as well. they as you have noted have consistently deny that they are targeting civilians. they've claimed that the bodies that we've seen on the ground in the town of boucher were staged by ukrainian officials. and they promised to submit more evidence to that fact at the meeting that is about to take place to day. but we'll also hear from you and officials, including the highest you unofficial secretary general, antonio gutierrez, who's been very strong and calling for, for russia to and it's invasion and to come back to the rules of international law. so a lot of important briefings that we're going to hear today as the united nations security council. again, attempts to shine a spotlight on this ongoing conflict and, and, and try to find a way to bring
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a resolution to it as the implications, not only for civilians in ukraine and russia, but around the world. the global impacts of this crisis continue to be felt for many, many of the united nations in terms of rising prices when it comes to fuel food and so on. so a lot to get through today at the un security council and we are expecting of the secretary general and to nick attached to provide introductory remarks. ah, and as you said, he has met, loves very strong statements. kristin ah, regarding what happened, boucher saying that he's shocked by the images of civilians, kill them, boucher and say that is essential that an independent investigation leads to effective accountability. what international efforts are there right now to do that to to have an independent investigation the u. n's human rights council has started a commission of inquiry. we've heard from michelle basha lay the high commissioner
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for human rights saying that there does appear to be evidence of war crimes calling for that to be investigated further. the un has said that they are attempting to get investigators to these locations, to investigate what vasily said, as they need to find out the identities of those bodies. how they were killed and talked to witnesses on the ground and russia while claiming that this has been a staged event and providing some social media videos that they say call into question. ukraine's narrative have been resistant to such investigation. so i do expect to hear more from the secretary general about moving forward with investigations. the international criminal court as well, has begun looking into matters in ukraine. they had decided to do this.
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the chief prosecutor said that he would begin looking into the situation and ukraine at ukraine's invitation, and that that would allow him to expand, to incorporate new in new things as they came to light. so he launched investigation before boucher but no doubt we'll be looking at that as well. of course, russia is not a signatory to the international criminal court which causes some challenges. but certainly you're seeing a pushed by you and officials to use the tools at its disposal in terms of international investigation mechanisms to do this in a way that seen as impartial and in line with international law. ah, and which views is joining us. these are live picks is up from the un security council there, the united kingdom there, which is currently has the residency of the u. n. s. c. so let's saw listening.
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i give the thought to the russian federation into the tv show me the young girl that was doing present interiors before we had up the agenda. right now, i'd like to express our protesting what was in connection with the faculty that the just started of british presidency. ah, dealt with our to request to convene a security council in connection with the horrific provocation of the korean forces in boucher now from the beginning of the 1st meeting or which we requested down the 3rd sunday. 3rd of april for monday at 3 pm. and then an emergency meeting which, where you requested i at 12 o'clock on the 4th of april, after you a refuse or 1st request, we considered that it was,
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you considered that it was possible to blatantly or violate the rules of the counsel. and the 2nd time issued a decision that wasn't coordinated with any one that it would be better to discuss this topic today. this is an outrageous situation. no, i said at, in my letter to you yesterday as an official document or the council, i would like to ask you on what basis ah, do you feel that you can act in such an outrageous way in contravention of all existing norms and rules? don't you know that, that in case you don't agree with our proposal, you should have convened a meeting and put forward the issue of the advise ability of holding a meeting for a vote. especially since you should have had before you example of our presidency where we didn't refuse a single time to convince anybody any of the 6 meanings and ukraine.
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we demand an explanation from you and we hope that in the future you will not challenge the the right of members of the security council to request a meeting and shined in rule 2 of the security council of the request over any member oh, the security for the videos and you i thank the right representative of the russian federation. is there anyone else who wants to comment on this? i will explain. are the presence his position in just a moment or if i could um, respond to your points or from the russian federation. we did not reject your request for meeting. we received your letter on sunday and it is the
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responsibility with the obligation of the presidency to schedule a meeting. you particularly requested a meeting for a time on monday. our proposal as presidency, was to schedule the meeting, either alongside the meeting today so well within the 48 hour limit, which is the convention of the security council or to hold the meetings sequentially one after the other. and i understand that the russian federation turned down both proposals, but i wish to be clear that we did not reject the request for a meeting. the deferral will proposed was less than 24 hours. and to be clear, we share the view that this is an urgent situation. and we have, as i say, offered the russian federation either a separate meeting today or to combine it with this one. and so as far as the presidency is concerned, we did everything in line with the provisional rules of procedure and with
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precedent, we have received no other complaints from council members on the subject. i give the floor to the russian federation. louis job cook. thank you. not used because that is the we have evidence, you see the goods, factual evidence needed, that this was no less than 24 hours before the meeting that we requested. he actually, this is a confirmed and documented in documents. if anyone is interested, we could provide proof, but i want to express the hope that what you said to day means that you will not in the future refuse members states of the security council to hold meetings when they request for thank you. i thank the representative of the russian federation, the presidency will not refuse to host meetings in the future. ah,
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and i hope that that now close is that point and we can proceed with the adoption of the agenda. the provisional agenda for this meeting is letter dated the 28th of february 2014, from the permanent representative of ukraine to the united nations, addressed to the president of the security council. s slash 2014 slash 136. the agenda is adopted. i should like to start by taking the opportunity to pay tribute on behalf of this counsel to her excellency lawn, an essay by the permanent representative of the united arab emirates for your service as the president of the council. for the month of march. i am sure i speak for all of us in expressing our deep appreciation to ambassador and sabre and her
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team for the skilful conduct of the councils business last month. thank you very much indeed to your team or the skilful conduct of the council's business. last month, thank you very much indeed to your team. in accordance with rules, 37 of the counsels provisional rules of procedure. i invite the representative of ukraine to participate in this meeting. it is so decided on behalf of the council, i welcome the participation of his excellency, mister for lottie, mayor zalinski, the president of ukraine, and just add that as usual precedent. the pardon, a representative of ukraine will also join the meeting, or in case of any technical issues. in accordance with rule 39 of the counsels
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provisional rules of procedure, i invite the following brief as to participate in this meeting. miss rose, me to carlo under secretary general for political and peace building affairs, and mr. martin griffith's, under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, emergency relief coordinator. it is so decided in accordance with all 39 of the counsels provisional rules of procedure, i also invite his excellency mister law school head of delegation of the european union to the united nations to participate in this meeting. it is so decided the security council will now begin its consideration of item 2 of the agenda. i
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wish to warmly welcome his excellency the secretary general, his excellency mister antonio gutierrez, and i give him the floor. madam president, excellency's the ward in ukraine is one of the greatest challenges ever to the international are the and the global besotted texture founded on the united nations charter because of its nature, intensity and consequences. we are dealing with a full fledged invasion on several fronts of one member state of the united nations, ukraine by another the russian federation, a permanent member of the council in violation of the united nations charter and with several aims, including redrawing the international, recognised borders between the 2 countries,
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the waters led to census loss of life massive devastation in urban centers and the production of civil and infrastructure. i will never forget the refining images of civilians killed in butcher and i immediately. busy called what an independent the investigation to guarantee effective accountability. and i'm also the blue, shocked by the personal testimony of rapes and sexual violence that now are emerging the high commissioner for human rights as spoken as possible. law crimes gave breaches of international with that in law and serious violations of international human rights law. and rational, fancy, has also led to displacement of more than 10000000 people in just one months. the fastest force population movement since the 2nd world war. far beyond the grains borders, the waters lead to massive increases in its pride in prices of food, energy, and fertilizers. because russia and ukraine are leash bins of these markets,
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it has these wrapped in supply chains and increase the cost. the 1st port ation putting even more pressure on the developing worlds. many developing countries are already on the verge of the collapse due to the impact of the corporate 19 pandemic . and that i can adequately quit at the end of 3 lives. stemming ultimately from the unfair nature of our global economic and financial system. for all these reasons, it is more urgent by the day to silence the guns. that is why i ask the emergency leave gordon aide said martin, good if it still travel to russia and ukraine to put out for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire and the secretary general griffith will update you on the humanitarian situation and the results of his contact so far and the secretary general decarlo will also, but if you, on the political and human rights, they mentions better secondary gym of the united nations. it is my duty to call the attention of the conceal to the seat,
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is damage being done to the global economy and particularly vulnerable people and developing countries. madam presidents order now is, is, indicates that $74.00 developing countries with a total population of $1200000.00 people at but equally vulnerable spiking foods, energy, and fertilizer costs dept obligations. take up some 16 percent of the telephone companies, exports earnings. and in small island developing states, the figured he said the 4 percent and rising because of increase the interest rates and the need to pay for expensive imports. in the past months alone with prices have increased by 22 percent, my ease by 21 percent and bodily by such un, per cents. brandt oil prices on the 1st of april. we're more than 60 percent higher than at the same time last the it, the series of events have led to that. not only the present situation, natural gas,
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and centralize the prices more than double over the same periods. we're already seeing some countries move from vulnerability into crazies and signs of serious social and rests. the flames of conflict are fooled by inequality, the deputy vacation, and then the funding. with all the warning sign, all signals flashing grabs. we have a duty 2 acts. madam president, the global crisis response group on food, energy, and finance that i set up last months is formulated some initial recommendations for the consideration of member states, international financial institutions and others. on foods we are urging all countries to keep markets open, resist and justify than unnecessary exports, restrictions, and make reserves available to companies at 3 of hunger and famine. these is not the time for protectionism. you, many that in it beals must be fully funded. people caught up in crises that on the walls cannot pay the price for these wat oh, on energy. the use of synthetic stockpiles and additional reserve school to help
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ease these energy crazes in the short term. but the only medium and long term solution is to accelerate the pry month of renewable energy, which is not impacted by market fluctuations. these will allow the progressive phases of call and the fossil fuels and renewables are already cheaper in most of the cases. and on finance, international financial institutions must go into emergency modes. we need urge infection by the g 2 and the an international financial institutions to increase liquidity and fiscal space so that the governments can provide safety nets for the poorest and most formidable. the reform i've been calling for the global financial system is long overdue. all the sections are closely linked to the prevention agenda and with building and sustaining piece. madam presidents door in ukraine must stop. now, we need seed as negotiations for peace based on the principles of united nations
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charter disconsolate charges maintaining peace and doing so in solidarity. i deeply regret the divisions that have been events incidentally causing for, i'm acting not only on ukraine, but another threats. the piece of security that on the world's i had the gospel to do everything in its paula to in the water. to me think i did seem pecked both on the suffering people of you crime and on vulnerable people and developing countries on the world. and i think i find the secretary general for his remarks. i now give the floor to miss rosemary decarlo. thank you, madam president. since i last brief this council on 17 march, the security situation in ukraine has seriously deteriorated. the number of ukrainian civilians killed has more than doubled. ukrainian cities continued to be mercilessly pounded, often indiscriminately by heavy artillery in aerial,
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bombardments and hundreds of thousands of people including children. the elderly and disabled remain trapped in encircled areas under nightmarish conditions. the devastation wrought unreasonable and other u, craning cities said his cities is one of the shameful hallmarks of this senseless war. the horror deepened this past weekend. as shocking images emerged, a dead civilians, some with hands bound, lying in the streets of boucher, the town near key of formerly held by russian forces. many bodies were also found in a mass grave in the same locality. reports by non governmental organizations and media . also allege summary execution of civilians, rape and looting, enter in the heath, harkey and key of regions. madam president, away from the fighting diplomatic efforts to end this war,
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including direct talks between ukrainian and russian representatives, have continued. we commend the government of turkey for hosting these discussions, as well as the efforts of many others engaging with russia and ukraine to help bring about peace. we welcome the willingness of the sides to continue engaging to reach a mutual understanding. this requires good faith and earnest efforts and progress in the negotiations should be translated quickly into action on the ground. well, there has been a reported reduction of russian troops and attacks around cave ensure in a heave. such moves should not be merely tactical positioning forces for renewed attacks and ukrainian cities and towns elsewhere. the general assembly has twice called for russian forces to withdraw entirely from ukrainian territory and cease all military operations. we also take note of the reported withdrawal of russian
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forces from around the tr noble nuclear site. the international atomic energy agency reports that this development will hopefully allow it to conduct and assistance and support mission to provide technical advice and to deliver equipment where necessary as soon as possible. all nuclear sites in ukraine must be fully protected and secured. military operations in around these locations must be avoided. met him, president. the numbers tell a tragic if yet incomplete story. according to the office of the high commissioner for human rights, at least 1480 civilians have been killed and at least 2195 injured. between 24 february and for april 2022 o h c h r. believe that the actual figures are considerably higher. we are
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gravely concerned by the persistent use of explosive weapons with the wide impact area in or near populated areas. such weapons are causing most civilian casualties, as well as massive destruction of civilian infrastructure including residential buildings, hospitals, schools, water stations, and electricity systems. o h, c, h. r has received credible allegations that russian forces have used cluster munitions and populated areas at least 24 times. allegations that ukrainian forces have used such weapons are also being investigated. as noted by the high commissioner, indiscriminate attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. the massive destruction of civilian objects and the high number of civilian casualties strongly indicate that the fundamental principles of
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distinction, proportionality and precaution had not been sufficiently adhered to in besiege cities, a significant increase in mortality rates among civilians can also be attributed to the disruption of medical care and basic services. people with disabilities and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. as of for april 2022, the world health organization. as reported a total of $85.00 attacks on health care facilities, resulting in at least $72.00 fatalities. and 43 injuries. madam president, we are seriously concerned about reports of cases of arbitrary arrests enforced disappearances of persons who have been vocal against the russian invasion as of 30 much await c h. r. has documented the arbitrary detention impossible, enforced disappearance of 22 journalists and civil society members. in kia harrison
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will hans and supp parisha regions 24, a local officials have also been detained in regions under russian control. 13 of whom have been subsequently released. we call for the immediate release of all individuals who have been arbitrarily detained, including journalists, local officials, civil society activists, and others also as of 30 march o h, the jar has recorded 7 journalists and media workers killed since hostilities began . another 15 have come an come under armed attack, 9 of whom were injured. allegations of conflict related sexual violence perpetrated by russian forces have also emerged. these include gang rape and rapes in front of children. there are also claims of sexual violence by ukrainian forces and civil defense malicious. the you in human rights monitoring mission in ukraine continues to seek to verify all these allegations. we're also concerned but disturbing
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videos depicting abuse of prisoners of war on both sides. all prisoners of war must be treated with dignity and full respect for their rights in accordance with international humanitarian law. madam president, the many credible allegations of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law from areas recently be taken from russian forces must not go unanswered. we support efforts to examine these allegations and to gather evidence, ensuring accountability and justice for acts committed during the war will not be easy, but it is essential that in president we are heartened by the generosity of neighboring countries who had accepted millions of refugees and the solidarity of ukrainian people who were hosting their displace compatriots with more than 10000000 people
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displaced either within ukraine or abroad as refugees. roughly one quarter of the population, the united nations is gravely concerned about the heightened risk of human trafficking. indeed, suspected and verified cases of human trafficking are surfacing in the surrounding countries according to the international organization for migration. madam president, this war is a devastating ukraine now, but it also threatens its future early assessment projections by u. n. d p. suggest that if the war continues through 2022, ukraine faces the prospect of seeing 18 years of socio economic progress. last, this would set the country and the region back decades and leave deep long term social and economic fisher's un agencies including u. n. d, p are working to help preserve ukraine's hard warn, development aims,
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gains. this involves supporting the government to sustain stems, essential government structures and basic services, including emergency measures to sustain livelihoods, such as cash based assistance. madam president, the war in ukraine has damaged europe's security architecture. it's economic repercussions are already evidence, evidence far from the battlefield. the longer the war continues, the greater the risk that it will further weaken the global institutions and mechanisms dedicated to preserve peace and security. the war was started by choice . there is no inhibit ability to it or to the suffering it is causing. the united nations is ready to do everything when it's means to help bring an end to it. thank you madam president. i thank mister caller for her briefing. and i now give the floor to motion griffith's thank you,
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met him for getting me and as you can from the secretary general and on the circuit .


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