Nuclear war “within realm of possibility” over Ukraine

Days after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed an emergency session of the UN General Assembly. He warned world powers they must do everything possible in terms of diplomacy from reaching a nuclear showdown scenario.

On Monday, he sounded the alarm over Russia raising the alert level for its nuclear forces, describing it as a ‘bone-chilling development’ and added that the prospect of nuclear conflict was back within the realm of possibility.

The United Nations is also readying plans to allocate an additional $40 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, which will come from its Central Emergency Response Fund.



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