I was reading a paper in which the authors use the fact that any compact simply-connected homogeneous symplectic manifold has non-zero Euler characteristic. They prove it by quoting a theorem by Kostant which implies that the manifold is symplectomorphic to a coadjoint orbit of a semisimple group, then state that compact coadjoint orbits of semisimple groups have non-zero Euler characteristic.

I am looking for a more direct proof of that fact. Do you know some?