Security Council

Maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine …

Maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine.

The Security Council met today to discuss escalating attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, including its energy infrastructure and ports, ahead of winter, with speakers deploring the consequent worsening of global food insecurity and renewing their call on the Russian Federation to cease its war of aggression, now entering its twenty-second month.

Briefing the 15-nation organ, Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, reported that last weekend marked “a new grim milestone” in the war in Ukraine.

Also briefing the Council was Matthew Hollingworth, World Food Programme (WFP) Ukraine Country Director, who reported that around one in five Ukrainian families face some level of severe food insecurity.

The Representative from Ukraine, Sergiy Kyslytsya, noted the contrast in the 90th Anniversary of the Great Famine (Holodomor) and the reduction of Ukrainian grain supplies to world markets due to Russian aggression in 2023.