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UN General Assembly to meet on eve of anniversary of Ukraine war

UN General Assembly to meet on eve of anniversary of Ukraine war Photo: Permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya (

The UN plans to hold a series of events at its headquarters dedicated to the second anniversary of the start of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya.

Kyslytsya stated that on February 23, a meeting of the General Assembly is scheduled under the agenda item "Situation in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine."

"We are working to ensure that on February 23, there will be a full-fledged General Assembly debate dedicated solely to Ukraine," Kyslytsya said.

He noted that Ukraine is also working to have discussions related to Russian aggression take place at the UN Security Council meeting.

"We intend to inform UN member states about where we stand on holding Russia accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity," he emphasized.

Russian military crimes in Ukraine

Earlier reports indicated that the UN acknowledged the military crimes committed by Russians during the full-scale war in Ukraine.

It was also reported that the UN found new evidence of Russia committing military crimes in Ukraine. Specifically, Russia is destroying civilian objects, committing acts of violence, and deporting children to Russia.

In early December, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that over one hundred thousand violations of law and customs of war by Russian occupiers had been documented.