Biden, Zelensky spotlight Ukraine war at UN General Assembly

US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky take centre-stage at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to address world leaders on the war in Ukraine that has divided the global body. Click on our live player to watch Biden and Zelensky speak live from 4pm Paris time (GMT+2). 

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  • Brazil’s Lula calls for dialogue to achieve peace in Ukraine

Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, saying “no solution will be lasting if it is not based on dialogue”.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Lula said: “I have reiterated that work needs to be done to create space for negotiations.”

Brazil’s leader has been criticised in the West for failing to openly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and suggesting presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky were equally to blame for the war.

  • UN chief says invasion of Ukraine ‘unleashed nexus of horror’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off this year’s UN General Assembly with a stinging rebuke of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Moscow’s invasion marked a violation of the UN Charter that “has unleashed a nexus of horror”, Gutierres told the annual gathering of world leaders.

He warned that the world badly needs Ukrainian food and Russian food and fertilisers to stabilise markets and guarantee food security, adding – to the applause of leaders – “I will not give up on my efforts to make it happen.”

(FRANCE 24 with AP and AFP)

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