"We will seek access": the UN again complained that Russia does not allow access to flooded cities in the Kherson region
The Russian occupation troops, who blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and flooded, among other things, the towns they seized in Kherson region, have so far not allowed the UN to go there. Representatives of the organization cannot get into the occupied settlements and deliver aid there.
The document states that the UN "cooperates with the governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation to deliver humanitarian aid to all people affected by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant".
However, the government of the aggressor country has never yet allowed UN representatives into the flooded areas that are temporarily under the control of the occupants.
Russia was once again urged not to disregard humanitarian law and allow the UN to deliver aid to the cities.
"The UN will continue to seek the right access. We call on the Russian authorities to act in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law. You cannot deny aid to people who need it," the statement said.
We would like to point out that the UN has previously complained that Russia does not allow its representatives to the left bank of the Kherson region. At the same time, the organization said that there was a whole cascade of problems there.
At the same time, the deputy secretary-general of the organization, Martin Griffiths, said that the UN wants to wait several weeks before drawing conclusions about the damage and consequences for health and the environment, which was caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant by the occupants. We are talking about the allocation of additional aid to Ukraine.
Recall that on June 6, the day the occupants blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant, a message about "Russian Language Day" appeared on the official UN Twitter account. However, this international organization made no mention of the plant blown up by the Russians.
They officially responded to the attack only on June 9. A group of countries at the UN, including Ukraine's partners in the Security Council and European Union countries, expressed "strong condemnation" of the shelling by Russian troops in the evacuation areas associated with the disaster caused by the bombing of the Kakhovka dam.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, after the Russian occupants blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam in the south of Ukraine, there was a large-scale environmental disaster. In particular, in the Kherson region a mass fish kill has been recorded.