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Russians do not allow UN to visit areas affected by dam explosion

Jun 19, 2023

The occupiers refused to grant the UN access to the areas of the left bank of the Kherson region that were affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP.

This was stated by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown, according to the press service of the international organization.


In this regard, Brown called on the Russian authorities to act in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law.

"The Government of the Russian Federation has so far declined our request to access the areas under its temporary military control. The UN will continue to engage to seek the necessary access. […] Aid cannot be denied to people who need it," the UN Humanitarian Coordinator said.

As a reminder, on the night of June 6, the occupiers committed one of the largest environmental and humanitarian crimes in recent history – the undermining of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. As a result, dozens of settlements in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions were flooded.

According to the latest data, at least 17 people died as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP by Russian troops.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 19/06/2023

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