The UN wants to wait to see the consequences of the Kakhovka HPP bombing: Griffiths' statement
The UN (United Nations) wants to wait a few weeks before drawing conclusions about the damage and consequences for health and the environment that the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant by the occupants has caused. It is said in the context of allocating additional aid to Ukraine.
This was stated by Deputy Secretary General of the Organization Martin Griffiths in an interview with AP News. He added that it is now known that 700,000 people have lost access to drinking water because of the disaster.
"It's a viral problem. But the truth is that this is only the beginning of understanding the consequences of this act," Griffiths said.
He stressed that he met with Vasily Nebenza, the terrorist Russian ambassador to the United Nations, to ask the Russian authorities "to provide access for teams in Ukraine to cross the front lines in order to provide assistance, to support Ukrainians in those regions."
"During the conversation, we give them the details to allow Moscow to make a decision, which we hope will be positive. Hopefully that will happen," he said.
Emergency response is essential to saving lives, Griffiths added. He said, "There's a huge problem of not having proper drinking water for those 700,000 people" on both the Ukrainian-controlled and Russian-controlled sides of the river.
As OBOZREVATEL reported earlier, former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that by blowing up the Kakhovka HPP dam, Russia violated the UN Security Council resolution on protection of infrastructure, which it itself supported in 2017. In a situation of environmental catastrophe caused by the Russian Federation, this organization was incapable of doing anything.