EUROPEAN PRAVDA – FRIDAY, 26 AUGUST 2022, 11:58
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed disappointment at the lack of a clear position of the Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine regarding Russia’s missile attack on the railway station in Chaplyne on Wednesday.
“The appeals of the UN high representative to ‘all parties’ to observe international humanitarian law seem detached from reality. Equating a victim with the aggressor is absolutely unacceptable,” the spokesman said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled that Russia admitted carrying out the attack on the railway station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, as a result of which twenty-five people, including two children, were killed.
“We expect that the UN structures, to which we are grateful for the organization of humanitarian response, will be able to take advantage of their presence in Ukraine to find out which side should comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law by bombing Chaplyne and other Ukrainian cities and villages,” Nikolenko stressed.
The day before, Denise Brown, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, after the Russian missile attack on the railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region, which killed 25 people, called on “all parties” to observe international law.
At the same time, Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her speech called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “stop the armed attack on Ukraine“, which has been going on for more than six months.