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UN reacted to shelling of Zaporizhzhia: their staff stayed in hotel

Aug 11, 2023

The UN has responded to the Russian shelling of the Reikartz Hotel in Zaporizhzhia and said that its staff often used the building to support war victims.

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


She stated that she was shocked to hear about the shelling of the hotel and added that "it is utterly inadmissible".

"I have stayed in this hotel every single time I visited Zaporizhzhia. My team uses it as their base for their frequent travels to the city. It was the UN base for the operation to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, in May last year," Brown said.

The coordinator added that the number of indiscriminate strikes that have damaged civilian infrastructure and killed and injured civilians has reached "unimaginable levels". She also emphasized that these strikes are a violation of international humanitarian law.

"In the name of humanity, I call on the Russian Federation to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and immediately stop indiscriminate attacks on Ukraine," Brown emphasized.

As a reminder, yesterday, on August 10, in the evening, Russians fired an Iskander missile at the Reikartz hotel in Zaporizhzhia.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 11/08/2023

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