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Global Europe 17-05-2022

US backs UN push to get Ukraine grain back to global market

The United States supports efforts by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to get Ukrainian grain back into the international marketplace amid the war, the US ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday (16 May).
Food and nutrition security
EU-Africa 09-05-2022

Ukraine war risks causing African food and energy crisis, says UN official

The knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine risk plunging African states into a toxic spiral of debt distress, food and energy poverty, a senior UN official has told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

US sending Ukraine more weapons, dozens evacuated from Azovstal steelworks

US President Joe Biden announced another package of military assistance for Ukraine on Friday (6 May) as dozens of civilians were evacuated from Mariupol's besieged steelworks, the last pocket of resistance against Russian troops in the pulverized port city.
Global Europe 06-05-2022

Battles rage at Mariupol steel plant as UN tries to evacuate civilians

Scores of Ukrainians remained trapped on 5 May in Mariupol steel works that has been rocked by heavy explosions as Russian forces fought for control of Ukraine's last stronghold in the ruined city and the UN rushed to evacuate civilians.
Enlargement 05-05-2022

Berlin says it will work for EUFOR Bosnia extension amid Russia concerns

Germany will work for an extension of the EU's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia as concerns mount about instability spilling over from the Ukraine war, but has not yet decided whether to provide troops, Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said.
China 03-05-2022

US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

Two months after warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine, senior US officials say they have not detected overt Chinese military and economic support, a welcome development in the tense US-China relationship.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Ukraine evacuees flee to safety after Mariupol ordeal

The first evacuees from the ruins of Mariupol's Azovstal steel works were expected to arrive in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia later on Monday (2 May) after weeks of cowering from Russian shelling in underground bunkers.
Global Europe 02-05-2022

Palestinians warn against plans to weaken their UN agency

A proposal by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to delegate some services to other United Nations agencies has sparked outrage among Palestinians, who have warned of a plot to "dismantle" the body.
Europe's East 30-04-2022

Ukraine warns talks with Russia may collapse as battles rage

Ukraine warned on Friday (29 April) that peace talks with Moscow were in danger of collapse and said Russia was pounding areas in the east as US lawmakers vowed to swiftly approve a massive new weapons package for Kyiv.
Global Europe 29-04-2022

Russia strikes Kyiv with missiles while UN chief visits, Biden seeks $33bn for Ukraine

Russian forces bombarded Ukraine's capital late Thursday (28 April) during a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who decried the "absurdity" of war in the 21st century, as US President Joe Biden asked for $33 billion more to support Kyiv.
Europe's East 27-04-2022

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of attempting to drag Moldova into war

Ukraine accused Moscow on Tuesday (26 April) of trying to drag Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria into its war on Kyiv after authorities in the Moscow-backed region said they had been targeted by a series of attacks.
Global Europe 27-04-2022

Putin agrees to UN, Red Cross help to evacuate civilians from Mariupol steel plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed "in principle" to UN and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) involvement in the evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in Ukraine's southern city of Mariupol, the UN said on Tuesday.
Global Europe 24-04-2022

Russia renews Mariupol attacks, Blinken to visit Kyiv, Zelenskyy says

Russia resumed its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works in Mariupol, days after Moscow declared victory in the southern city and said its forces did not need to take the plant.
Global Europe 22-04-2022

Zelenskyy says Russia has rejected proposal for Orthodox Easter truce

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday (21 April) said Russia had rejected a proposal for a truce over the Orthodox Christian Easter period this weekend but added he still harbored hopes for peace.
Enlargement 17-04-2022

Pro-Russia Serbs protest in Belgrade to support Russia and against NATO

Thousands of Serbs waving Russian and Serbian flags and carrying pictures of President Vladimir Putin marched through Belgrade to the Russian embassy on Friday, to protest Serbia's government bid to distance itself from Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine.
Europe's East 12-04-2022

Ukraine rights group tells top UN body that rape used as weapon of war

The United Nations is increasingly hearing accounts of rape and sexual violence in Ukraine, a senior UN official told the Security Council, as a Ukrainian human rights group accused Russian troops of using rape as a weapon of war.
Global Europe 07-04-2022

Russia threatens states with consequences over UN vote on Human Rights Council

Russia has warned countries at the United Nations that a yes vote or abstention on a US push to suspend Moscow from the Human Rights Council will be viewed as an "unfriendly gesture" with consequences for bilateral ties.
Global Europe 06-04-2022

India condemns killings in Ukraine’s Bucha in apparent hardening of stance

India on Tuesday (5 April) condemned the killings of civilians in Ukraine's Bucha and called for an independent investigation, having earlier declined to explicitly criticise the invasion of Ukraine by its long-time partner Russia.
Global Europe 06-04-2022

US pushes to suspend Russia from UN human rights body

The United States will ask the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, the US ambassador to the UN said, after Ukraine accused Russian troops of killing dozens of civilians in the town of Bucha.
Global Europe 06-04-2022

Zelenskyy calls on world to stop Russia, more atrocities feared

Ukraine's president showed a harrowing video of dead civilians to the UN Security Council Tuesday (5 April) and called for "accountability" for apparent Russian atrocities, as fears grow that Moscow is preparing new offensives.
Global Europe 28-03-2022

Chinese minister seeks normal India ties, Delhi says ease border tension first

India said ties with China could not be normal until their troops pulled back from each other on the disputed border, but Beijing struck a conciliatory note during a meeting of their foreign ministers in New Delhi on Friday.
Global Europe 25-03-2022

UN General Assembly demands Russia end Ukraine war

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (24 March) adopted by an overwhelming majority a non-binding resolution that demands an immediate halt to Russia's war in Ukraine.
Global Europe 24-03-2022

Russian move on Ukraine aid fails at UN Security Council

A Russian-drafted call for aid access and civilian protection in Ukraine that does not mention Moscow's role in the crisis failed at the UN Security Council, with only Russia and China voting yes and the remaining 13 members abstaining.
Global Europe 23-03-2022

Diplomatic tug of war over Ukraine escalates at United Nations

Russia is seeking to blunt Western-led efforts at the United Nations to further isolate Moscow for invading Ukraine, with the Security Council and General Assembly gearing up to vote this week on competing measures on Ukraine's humanitarian crisis.