The war in Ukraine “will have no winner” judged the UN coordinator in the country on Friday, on the 100th day of the Russian invasion.
"This war has and will have no winner," Amin Awad said in a statement.
“We need peace. The war must end,” he urged, as negotiations between kyiv and Moscow have stalled for several weeks.
The Russian invasion launched on February 24 "has taken a heavy toll on the civilian population", alarms Mr. Awad, speaking of "the destruction, devastation in towns and villages" as well as "lives, houses, lost jobs and opportunities”.
For several weeks, the Ukrainian and Russian armies have been clashing in the east of the country, in the Donbass mining basin, now a priority target for Moscow, as in the south, where Russian officials have mentioned a possible annexation of the occupied territories.
“The situation in the east is really difficult,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with American media Newsmax on Wednesday, citing the figure of “60 to 100 soldiers per day killed in action, and some 500 wounded”.
"In just over three months, nearly 14 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes, the majority being women and children," Awad continued in the statement, calling the phenomenon "unprecedented in the story".