UN reacts to Russia's missile strikes in Kherson and Odesa regions

UN reacts to Russia's missile strikes in Kherson and Odesa regions

Residents of the Kherson and Odesa regions experienced a particularly difficult weekend due to Russia's indiscriminate strikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure, causing many deaths and injuries, including children.

This is reported in a statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown on the escalation of attacks in the south of the country, according to Ukrinform.

She noted that Russia’s indiscriminate attacks continue to impact civilians and civilian infrastructure across Ukraine.

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“People in the south of the country, including the Kherson and Odesa regions, have endured a particularly harsh weekend, as strikes left many civilians, including children, killed and injured. The attacks also affected humanitarians and our capacity to support those suffering the consequences of the war”, Brown said.

In this context, she said that on Friday, our colleagues from the NGO ADRA had to stop the much-needed distribution of vital items after their warehouse and cars were damaged due to shelling in the Kherson region. 

Read also: Odesa strike: 203 buildings damaged overnight

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine once again emphasized that civilians and civilian infrastructure must be respected – they should never be a target. 

As reported, the enemy attacked the Odesa region three times at night on August 14. Air Defense Forces repelled all attacks.

On August 13, Russian invaders fired 83 times at the Kherson region, killing seven people.

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