Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,
In the past week, a country has been thrown into chaos; a region has been upended; and the reverberations are being felt around the world.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured in Ukraine.
Innocent people are once again paying the highest price of war.
More than half a million people have fled across borders.
Hundreds of thousands of women, children and men are spending days and nights underground, in basements, car parks and subway stations.