Press Release

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Ukraine

21 September 2022

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the exchange of more than 250 prisoners of war between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.  

This is no small feat, but much more remains to be done to ease the suffering caused by the war in Ukraine. He commends the efforts of both parties. 

He will continue to support any additional efforts that may be undertaken, including further exchanges under an “all for all formula" approach. 

The Secretary-General reiterates the need for the full respect of international law, including international humanitarian law, with regard to the treatment of prisoners of war. 


Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General   

New York, 21 September 2022 

Antonio Guterrs

António Guterres

Secretary General

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