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The ultimate path to peace in Ukraine lies in upholding the Charter of the United Nations and international law as guides to a world free of war, the Organization’s top official told the Security Council today, declaring that the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of its neighbour — started two years ago — directly violated both.

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Two years since the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, the United Nations will remain fully committed to the latter’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, its senior official told the Security Council today, as Moscow and Kyiv traded accusations of violating the 2014 and 2015 Minsk agreements aimed at ending the conflict in Donbas.

The first State of the World’s Migratory Species report was launched today by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, which is a UN biodiversity treaty. The report shows that while some migratory species listed under the treaty are improving, 44 per cent are showing population declines.

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Both sides are conducting separate investigations into the downing of a Russian military aircraft in the Belgorod region on 24 January 2023, the United Nations senior political official told the Security Council today, as numerous delegates underscored that the incident occurred in the context of Moscow’s war of aggression.