UN chief urges 4-day Easter ‘pause’ in preventing in Ukraine
U.N. Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for a halt in preventing in Ukraine throughout Orthodox Christians’ Holy Week, invoking Easter to plead for a four-day “pause” to permit humanitarian assist and evacuations.
Noting that the Easter season is coming amid an intensifying Russian offensive in jap Ukraine, the U.N. chief stated the necessity for a cease-fire is all of the extra pressing.
“The onslaught and horrible toll on civilians we now have seen to date might pale compared to the horror that lies forward. This can’t be allowed to occur,” he instructed reporters, urging Russians and Ukrainians “to silence the weapons and forge a path to security for therefore many at instant threat.”
He urged the pause start Thursday, which is Holy Thursday for Orthodox Christians, who make up nearly all of Ukraine’s inhabitants.