GUY | May 5, 2023

CARICOM leaders call for a end to Russia-Ukraine War

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Heads of Government of CARICOM countries are bemoaning the severe impact of the Russo-Ukranian war that affected energy, nuclear security and safety, the environment and global food security.

In a statement issued from the CARICOM secretariat on Tuesday (May 2), the regional countries expressed grave concern at the negative impact of the war on the global economy, and on the economies in our Region, where disruptions in trade and high fuel prices have resulted in extremely high rates of inflation reflected in increased prices for goods and services for the people of our Region.

“The Region urges a return to mature diplomacy and calls on all relevant bodies to intensify engagement, to propel an urgent and enduring resolution to the conflict and to build peace. We call for full adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter,” CARICOM said.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, in an escalation of the Russo-Ukranian War which began in 2014.

The war resulted in tens of thousands of casualties and resulted in Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II.


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