Guerre en Ukraine, en direct : pendant que Volodymyr Zelensky est aux Etats-Unis, la ville de Lviv attaquée par des drones

Volodymyr Zelensky attendu aux Nations unies

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, will make his first appearance at the UN podium on Tuesday. Last year, he was granted permission to address the assembly through a video message. This time, he will be present in person for the high-level session of the annual General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday, as well as a special meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday, before departing for Washington, where he will be received at the White House on Thursday.

“I cannot reword”

Since the Russian invasion, a vast majority of countries have passed several resolutions at the UN General Assembly supporting Ukraine and its territorial integrity, or demanding Russian withdrawal. However, after a year and a half of war and cascading impacts, particularly on food security, some countries in the South are advocating for a diplomatic solution.

In this context, the speech of the Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is expected. Unlike several Western powers, Brazil has never imposed financial sanctions on Russia or agreed to provide ammunition to Kiev, and is trying to position itself as a mediator, like China and Indonesia.

As is customary, the Brazilian leader will be the first head of state to speak. They will be followed by notable figures such as the American President, Joe Biden, and the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is attempting to revive the agreement on Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea.