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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on attack in Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region of Ukraine

05 October 2023

The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack which reportedly killed at least 49 people and injured several others in the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv region of Ukraine.

Attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited under international humanitarian law and they must stop immediately. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to those injured.  


Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General 

New York, 5 October 2023 

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