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The Guardian/AFP: UN chief fears world is heading towards ‘wider war’ over Russia-Ukraine conflict  

António Guterres warns in speech to general assembly that ‘chances of escalation and bloodshed are growing’ 

The head of the United Nations, António Guterres, has warned that further escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict could mean the world is heading towards a “wider war”. 

The secretary general laid out his priorities for the year in a gloomy speech to the UN general assembly that focused on Russia’s invasion, the climate crisis and extreme poverty. 

“We have started 2023 staring down the barrel of a confluence of challenges unlike any in our lifetimes,” he told diplomats in New York. 

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US Secretary General António Guterres Fears The World Is Headed For A ‘Wider War’ Over Ukraine-Russia  

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UN chief warns of ‘wider war’ one year after Russian invasion of Ukraine — The Hill

UN chief warns of ‘wider war’ as Ukraine conflict intensifies — Al Jazeera

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