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Ukraine war: Overwhelming majority of Ukrainians face poverty if war continues, UN warns

People put up plastic sheets to cover the broken windows of their apartments after parts of a Russian missile landed on an apartment block in Kyiv on 17 March 2022
People put up plastic sheets to cover the broken windows of their apartments after parts of a Russian missile landed on an apartment block in Kyiv on 17 March 2022 Copyright AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
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By Euronews with AP, AFP
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Up to 90% of Ukrainians will be affected by poverty and extreme economic vulnerability, with the war "setting the country back decades", top official told the UN Security Council on Thursday.

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Thursday marks the start of the third week of war in Ukraine, after the invasion launched by Moscow on 24 February.

The fighting has forced more than three million Ukrainians to flee their homes, with thousands of people killed or wounded and widespread damage in the wake of shelling and aerial bombardments.

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