Press Release

Statement by Matthew Hollingworth, Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) for Ukraine

24 December 2022

I was horrified to learn that multiple artillery strikes in central Kherson today killed and injured dozens of civilians. Two NGO volunteers who were distributing food assistance were among the injured.

We share the grief of the bereaved families and wish a prompt recovery to the injured.

As many prepare for celebrations, we must remember those who continue to suffer every day from the war in Ukraine.

Civilians and humanitarians are not a target.

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