Ukraine: UN official ‘utterly outraged’ by brutal assault in Kherson | EUROtoday

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Dozens of civilians had been killed and injured, together with a two-month-old lady who was hospitalized for her accidents.

A hospital and an ambulance had been reportedly struck, with two healthcare staff and a affected person reported to be among the many injured.

Civilians pay the worth

Denise Brown, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, issued an announcement saying she was “utterly outraged and profoundly disturbed” by the brutal assaults.

“Over the last day, civilians in the front-line city of Kherson continued to pay the highest price due to incessant brutal attacks. In some parts of eastern and southern Ukraine, including Kherson, services have been decimated, with not even half of hospitals or clinics remaining functional,” she mentioned.

Ms. Brown famous that because the escalation of the struggle in February 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified over 1,300 assaults on healthcare in Ukraine, accounting for greater than half of all such assaults worldwide over this era.

End ‘relentless attacks’

“These relentless attacks from the Russian Federation must come to an end,” she mentioned. “Each innocent life claimed by the invasion of Ukraine stands as a harrowing testament to the sheer brutality of this war.”

She underscored that well being amenities, well being staff and civilians have particular safety underneath worldwide humanitarian regulation and attacking them is a grave violation.