UN urges to solve the problem in Severodonetsk

The United Nations is seriously concerned about the situation of civilians in Ukrainian Severodonetsk. Hundreds of them found shelter on the territory of the Azot plant.

However, they found themselves without electricity, hygiene products and even drinking water. Out of stock products. Once again, their hope of evacuation was dashed. Both sides blame each other for disrupting the rescue operation.

Kyiv refused the unilaterally proposed humanitarian corridor to the territories not controlled by Ukraine, arguing the refusal by the lack of time for its high-quality organization and incessant shelling. Saviano Abreu, spokesman for the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs, said:

“Both sides of the conflict have an obligation, under international humanitarian law, to protect civilians, so that’s not an option – they need to reassure people who want to leave the city that they can do so safely.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his American counterpart Joe Biden in his overnight address for promising to provide another $1 billion in military aid. Both heads of state agreed that the battle in eastern Ukraine had reached a pivotal moment in the war.

And evacuees from Pokrovsk, located in the Donetsk region, arrived in western Ukraine. They are mostly elderly and disabled people. They were forced to leave their homes due to the rapidly approaching front line.

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