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UN chief warns of ‘wider war’ as Ukraine conflict intensifies
February 07, 2023

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a wider war over the conflict in Ukraine, saying the chances of further escalation and bloodshed are growing.

In a speech to the General Assembly, Guterres painted a dire picture for the year ahead pointing to several problems the world is facing including the conflict in Ukraine, the climate change, extreme poverty and wars.

He also talked about others conflicts threatening peace including the Palestinian issue, Afghanistan, the Sahel, Myanmar and Haiti.