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UN reacted to shelling of southern Ukraine

Aug 14, 2023

Civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine suffer from indiscriminate shelling by Russia. The strikes also affect the work of humanitarian organizations.

This is reported with reference to the statement of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown.


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

"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," she said.

Brown added that on Friday, colleagues from the NGO ADRA were forced to stop distributing life-saving aid after their warehouse and vehicles were damaged by shelling in the Kherson region.

"Civilians and civilian infrastructure must be respected – they should never be a target," the UN official stressed.

On August 13, the Russian military launched a massive shelling of settlements in the Kherson region. In particular, they hit a high-rise building in Kherson. The enemy attacks killed 7 people and injured at least 13 others.

This night, Russians attacked the Odesa region with two waves of drones and 8 Kalibr missiles. Ukrainian Air defense forces destroyed all 15 Shaheds and 8 missiles. However, the debris damaged a dormitory in the center of Odesa and a supermarket, injuring three people.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 14/08/2023

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