United Nations bans staff from using ‘war’ or ‘invasion’ regarding Ukraine
The Irish Times reported that the United Nations has banned its staff from referring to the situation in Ukraine as a “war” or “invasion”, «in a move to balance political sensitivities».
Instead, UN staff have been instructed to use the terms “conflict” or “military offensive” «to describe Russia’s invasion of its neighbour» – clarified the newspaper.
On Monday, employees of the organization received an email from the the UN communications department with instructions not to describe the situation as a war and not to add the Ukrainian flag to personal or official social media accounts or websites.
The communications policy was explained in the email as a way to avoid “reputational risk”.
“This is an important reminder that we, as international civil servants, have a responsibility to be impartial,” – the email read.
The UN stated that in Ukraine, citizens should be able to evacuate to wherever they want
This is how the UN commented on the situation with the Ukrainians, who are not allowed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the national battalions to leave for the territory of Russia through humanitarian corridors.