War in Ukraine must be central issue of the UN Assembly, says professor

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The professor of international relations at Berea College, Kentucky, USA, Carlos Gustavo Poggio, believes that the war in Ukraine should be the “central theme” of the UN General Assembly.

The meeting starts this Tuesday (20) and brings together representatives from 193 countries.

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“It will be interesting to see what kind of speech will be made and what kind of support this can have within the countries that make up the Assembly,” he said, in an interview with CNN Radio .

This year, Russia sent a representative and will not have President Vladimir Putin present.

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Poggio also believes that the energy and food crisis, which are repercussions of the war, will be addressed.

Even so, he says that “diplomatic advancement in this war should not be expected because of the General Assembly.”

However, Poggio sees the possibility that “there may be some pronouncement that brings relief, but not a broad and concrete agreement.”

In general, the professor emphasizes that the UN Assembly is an opportunity for leaders from around the world to practice diplomacy, since the “relevant are the meetings that take place around the event”.

*With production by Isabel Campos

Source: CNN Brasil

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