STATEMENT BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR UKRAINE DENISE BROWN ON THE ESCALATION OF ATTACKS IN SOUTHERN UKRAINE
14 August 2023
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. On Friday, our colleagues from the NGO ADRA had to stop the much-needed distribution of vital items after their warehouse and cars were damaged due to shelling in the Kherson region.
Civilians and civilian infrastructure must be respected – they should never be a target.