On 6 February, Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo briefed the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine. She said that nearly two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, "we are no closer to the end of this illegal and unjustified war." She noted that on 3 February, 28 people were reportedly killed in the shelling of a building housing a bakery and a restaurant in the town of Lysychansk, in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, which is currently under the control of the Russian Federation. In regions under Ukrainian control, the last few weeks have seen a reported intensification of Russian strikes, she said, noting that, on 5 February, four civilians were reportedly killed in Kherson, and one more in the Sumy region. “The impact of these attacks is devastating, particularly for the communities near active conflict zones,” she said.