Ukraine’s UN envoy urges UN and international organizations to help after Kakhovka dam burst

Ukraine’s permanent representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, urged the international community to condemn the Russian destruction of the Kakhovka dam during the June 6 UN Security Council meeting.

He also called on international organizations to help local residents affected by the floods in the statement.

“We urge the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations to send humanitarian missions to the left bank of the Dnipro to help local residents affected by the floods,” Kyslytsya said.

Kyslytsya called the attack Europe’s “biggest man-made disaster in decades” posing flood risks to more than 80 settlements.

“By resorting to the scorched earth tactic, or in this case the flooded earth tactic, the Russian occupiers have effectively recognized that the captured territory does not belong to them and that they are not in a position to hold this land. “Kyslytsya said.

Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya attributed responsibility for the destruction of the dam to Ukraine in a statement at the same meeting.

Calling for condemnation of Russian actions, Kyslytsya called the Russian statement misleading and referred to Russia’s history of denial of responsibility for war crimes in Ukraine.

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Kyiv IndependentIgor Kossov

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