China offers humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by Kakhovka HPP dam breach

China offers humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by Kakhovka HPP dam breach

China is ready to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine for victims of flooding caused by the explosion at the Kakhovka HPP dam.

The aid offer was voiced by the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin, who spoke at a briefing on Thursday, Ukrinform reports.

Responding to the question of whether China plans to send humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by the flooding, Wang noted that China is "seriously concerned" by the report of the Kakhovka HPP dam and structures’ destruction and its "humanitarian, economic, and environmental consequences."

"We call on all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and do everything possible to protect the civilian population and ensure the safety of civilian objects," diplomat said.

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According to him, under the current circumstances, the most urgent priority is "to make efforts to save the residents of the affected areas and adequately respond to the natural disaster."

Wang recalled that since the outset of what China refers to as the "Ukraine crisis," Bejing has maintained its own position and "played a constructive role in helping make life easier for people in Ukraine."

"We put forward a number of proposals, including a six-point initiative to improve the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, and sent to Ukraine several shipments of humanitarian goods. We are ready to continue making efforts in this direction," Wang said, without further elaborating.

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As reported by Ukrinform, Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin informed the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Ukraine, Fan Xianzhong, about the investigation into the explosion at the Kakhovka HPP.

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