U.N. chief believes Russia has violated Ukraine’s sovereignty

February 22, 2022 - 12:45 PM
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany February 18, 2022. (Reuters/Andreas Gebert)

 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes Russia has violated the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine by recognizing two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities on Monday, a U.N. spokesman said.

“The United Nations, in line with the relevant General Assembly resolutions, remains fully supportive of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

—Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Grant McCool

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