(ANSA) – NEW YORK, AUGUST 18 – “Concrete negotiations to stop the war in Ukraine are still a long way off”. This was stated by the deputy spokesman of the UN secretary general, Farhan Haq. “Guterres discussed efforts to advance the cause of peace, but we are still a long way from the moment when efforts for a complete cessation of hostilities can be discussed”, he specified.
The UN spokesman then specified that “the heart of the problem remains war, and that the” Russian “invasion is a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the UN Charter. Therefore, the Secretary General is continuing to try to solve them “. Although “there are various initiatives underway – said Haq – we are far from when we will be able to talk about the efforts to put an end to the fighting in general”. (HANDLE).