STATEMENT BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR (A.I.) FOR UKRAINE MATTHEW HOLLINGWORTH ON THE ATTACK THAT KILLED AND INJURED RESCUE WORKERS IN KHERSON
21 June 2023
It is extremely disturbing that rescue workers were, once again, killed and injured in Kherson yesterday while helping communities impacted by the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam. On behalf of the humanitarian community, I send my condolences to the family of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are also with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, working under extremely difficult conditions to support their people.
This incident is yet another example of the human impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Civilians, including rescue workers, are protected under international humanitarian law.