THE IMAGES ARRIVING FROM HROZA ARE ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING
05 October 2023
HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR UKRAINE DENISE BROWN CONDEMNS ATTACK THAT KILLED AND INJURED SCORES OF CIVILIANS IN THE KHARKIV REGION
I am appalled by the reports of a Russian strike that, shortly ago, ripped apart the village of Hroza, in the Kharkiv Region, killing dozens of civilians. The images arriving from the locality, home to just above 300 people, are absolutely horrifying.
On behalf of the United Nations and the humanitarian community, I sent my most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Our thoughts are also with the people of Ukraine, who had to witness today, once again, another barbaric consequence of Russia’s invasion.
Intentionally directing an attack against civilians or civilian objects is a war crime. Intentionally launching an attack knowing that it would be disproportionate is a war crime.