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UN Secretary-General warns of threat of poverty

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The conflict in Ukraine puts 1.7 billion people at risk of poverty, said António Guterres UN Secretary-General, Izvestia newspaper reports. 

"The military conflict in Ukraine hinders the global export of agricultural products and energy resources, leads to a sharp rise in the subsistence level, which is the most negative consequences for ordinary citizens," said Secretary-General.

According to Guterres, in order to overcome the crisis, rich countries should provide financial assistance to poor countries. This will ensure a fair distribution of funds among the inhabitants of the planet.

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