Ukrainian documentarian Mstislav Chernov's film “20 days in Mariupol” was shown at the session of the 78th UN General Assembly – the tape was seen by more than 100 officials, writes Euronews.
The British Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who was one of the initiators of the screening, said that the film is important because the “invasion of Russia” Ukraine is threatened by what the UN stands for: the international order, where the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries are fundamental.
"We want to once again confirm our commitment to the values of the UN, and that is why we decided to show this a very important documentary film", – she said.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield noted, that the film "documents the horrors of Putin's war of aggression.
"We are here tonight to testify , witness these horrors and reaffirm our commitment to justice and peace. We must continue to hold Russia accountable for its atrocities. We must continue to support the Ukrainian people in times of need,” the ambassador added.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovych