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UKRAINIANS SHOULD LIVE WITHOUT FEAR OF ATTACKS DISRUPTING THEIR LIVES

07 February 2024

HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR UKRAINE DENISE BROWN DENOUNCES ATTACKS THAT DAMAGE CRITICAL CIVILIAN INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS UKRAINE

I am deeply disturbed again by a harrowing wave of attacks on Ukrainian cities and towns this morning.   

The attacks have led to a distressing number of civilian casualties and have massively disrupted essential services, including electricity, water and gas supplies, especially in Mykolaiv City and Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, when they are much needed this cold winter. Millions of people rely on these services for heating, cooking and transportation. They are critically important to ensure health and education facilities are functional. 

Ukrainians should live without fear of attacks disrupting their lives. 

Humanitarians have mobilized emergency response in Kyiv and Mykolaiv, delivering repair materials and psychosocial assistance to those affected. 

Repeated attacks damaging civilian infrastructure and causing injuries and deaths to civilians indicate a concerning pattern of harm and international humanitarian law violations. Civilians must be spared from violence. 

Victoria Andrievska

Victoria Andrievska

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