STATEMENT BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR UKRAINE DENISE BROWN
13 June 2023
The United Nations has engaged with the Governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation to ensure access to all civilians impacted by the devastating destruction of the Kakhovka Dam.
Operationally, we have boats, personnel and supplies ready to go.
However, the Russian Federation is yet to provide the safety guarantees we need to cross the front line to the left bank of the Dnipro River, including to Oleshky. These guarantees are necessary for the safety of our team and not to create additional risks for the people we intend to serve. The UN will continue to deliver life-saving assistance in the areas controlled by Ukraine and make every effort to ensure we can reach all people who have been stranded by the floods and urgently require life-saving assistance, no matter where they are.
For further information, please contact:
Saviano Abreu, OCHA: +380 504 223 943, firstname.lastname@example.org