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Cutting Ukraine aid now will only worsen crisis: U.N. refugee chief

Filippo Grandi raises alarm over Russian pullout from Black Sea grain deal

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks with Nikkei on Oct. 31 ahead of his trip to Japan. (Photo by Kaori Yoshida)

NEW YORK -- The growing push in advanced economies to slash aid to Ukraine is a "very bad trend" and "very shortsighted," United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told Nikkei on Monday, cautioning against war fatigue in the global community.

"If you don't invest in development, then the problem comes back with a vengeance, including through refugee flows," he said ahead of a trip to Japan.

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