30 APRIL 2022
Civilians always pay the highest price: UN Chief
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Ukraine on 28 April 2022 and he condemned the “evil” acts committed against civilians and urged criminal accountability, reports UN News.
“When we see this horrendous site, it makes me feel how important it is [to have] a thorough investigation and accountability. I fully support the International Criminal Court and I appeal to the Russian Federation to accept cooperation with the International Criminal Court,” the UN Chief was speaking from Bucha, on the outskirts of Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, where disturbing images of dead civilians lying in the streets sparked world wide outrage.
“I must say what I feel. I imagined my family in one of those houses that is now destroyed and black. I see my granddaughters running away in panic, part of the family eventually killed. So, the war is an absurdity in the 21st century. War is evil.
Horrific scenario demonstrates something that is unfortunately, always true: civilians always pay the highest price,” Antonio Guterres, the UN Chief said after visiting Irpin, where a massive war horrific scenario is reported these days.
“Reports emerging from this and other areas, raise serious and disturbing questions about possible war crimes as well as grave breaches of international humanitarian law and serious violations of international human rights law,” the UN Rights Chief, Michelle Bachelet also reported to have said earlier this month after she had been “horrified by images showing the bodies of dead civilians lying in the streets of Bucha, and in improvised graves.”
The UN Chief met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and agreed in principle to UN involvement in the evacuation of citizens from the Ukrainian city Mariupol, reported UN News last week.