June 15, 2024

Athens News

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UN: "The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now within the realm of possibility again."

The United Nations admits the possibility of a nuclear conflict in Ukraine.

The organization notes: a previously unthinkable prospect “appeared within the limits of the possible.” UN experts do not rule out that the armed conflict in Ukraine could escalate even more. In particular, attention is drawn to possibility use of nuclear weapons by Russia report United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The organization also notes the catastrophic consequences of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine: schools, hospitals and residential buildings are destroyed, basic necessities are missing, the number of internally displaced persons exceeded 12 million.

The report also refers to the rapid rise in the price of fuel, food, and fertilizer around the world, supply chains are broken:

“All this hits the poorest hardest, exacerbating suffering and setting the stage for further political instability, unrest around the world, with a direct impact on the protection of civilians.”

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has officially recorded 3,974 deaths and 4,654 injuries of Ukrainian civilians during the full-scale Russian invasion.

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