17 June 2022

UN Says Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine "Extremely Worrying"

  • Ukraine

New York, June 17 (QNA) - The United Nations warned today that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine after four months of the Russian war in Ukraine is "extremely worrying" at a time when fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and Russian forces in the east of the country.
"Nearly four months since the start of the war, the humanitarian situation across Ukraine -- particularly in the eastern Donbas -- is extremely alarming and continues to deteriorate rapidly," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.
OCHA said the situation was "particularly worrying in and around Syevyerodonetsk," the eastern Ukrainian city where intense fighting has raged for several weeks.
Ukrainian forces are facing a difficult situation in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, part of which has been controlled by pro-Moscow separatists since 2014, and Russia has made its control a target of its attack.
The fighting has been centered for several weeks in Syevyerodonetsk and Lysychansk, two major cities for controlling Donbass, which are under constant bombardment.
There are still about ten thousand civilians in Syevyerodonetsk, according to the Ukrainian authorities.(QNA)


General, International, United Nations
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