UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has promised to provide more humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"The secretary-general conveyed to the president the determination of the UN to enhance humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine," according to a readout about the secretary-general's call with Zelensky.
The UN chief informed Zelensky that the world body "would launch on Tuesday an appeal to fund UN's humanitarian operations in Ukraine", Xinhua new agency reported.
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Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general, told reporters that because of the escalating situation in Ukraine, Guterres will not travel to Geneva as planned. Instead, "he will send a video message to Monday's meeting of the Human Rights Council," he added.