U.N. Security Council Holds Minute of Silence on Ukraine War Anniversary

Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, left, and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and observe a minute of silence during a meeting at the U.N. Security Council, to mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, in New York on Friday.

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council held a minute of silence Friday to mark the first anniversary of the Ukraine war, after Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia of genocide against his country.

The homage of silence came only after Russia’s U.N. envoy Vasily Nebenzya insisted the council honor “all of those who perished,” in the conflict.

“All lives are priceless,” he said.