Apr 13, 2022 - World

UN chief: Ceasefire in Ukraine "at the moment doesn’t seem possible"

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking in New York City in March.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks in New York City in March. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

A humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine "doesn't seem possible" at this time, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday during a press conference.

Why it matters: Peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia have recently hit a dead end, with Russian President Vladimir Putin vowing Tuesday to continue the invasion of Ukraine until victory, according to Reuters.

What they're saying: Guterres said he has appointed an envoy to travel to Ukraine and Russia to help negotiate a UN humanitarian ceasefire to help deliver aid to civilians.

  • "I don't think we have a chance to have a humanitarian ceasefire as we wanted," Guterres said.
  • He said the UN proposed ceasefires and humanitarian corridors for aid delivery and civilian evacuation to Russia but has not received a response.

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