War in Ukraine: We should not give up hope for peace

At today’s open briefing of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, Slovenian representative to the Security Council Ambassador Samuel Žbogar reiterated Slovenia’s unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

He stressed that the Russian aggression against Ukraine continues to blatantly violate the UN Charter, international law, in particular humanitarian and human rights law. “The situation on the ground is not stabilizing; to the contrary – the death toll is rising with alarming rate, and civilians continue to be targeted,” he added.

As long as the international law and principles of the UN Charter are being trampled, as long as civilians are suffering, there should be no room for fatigue,” Ambassador Žbogar said, calling for the Security Council to break the silence and defend the UN Charter and peace.

He also emphasized the civilian suffering and extreme damage to the Ukrainian civil and critical infrastructure, particularly worrisome are attacks on the nuclear infrastructure. 

However, the hope for peace should never be given up and, as Ambassador Žbogar stressed, Slovenia welcomes the efforts of President Zelensky in the framework of the Ukraine’s Peace Formula.

Full statement is available at: Statement on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine

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