The UN condemned the attack on Odessa, which killed civilians

В ООН осудили удар по Одессе, в результате которого погибли мирные жители

Street in Odessa. (Archive) The UN condemned the attack on Odessa, which killed civilians International law

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the attack on Odessa killed civilians and injured dozens of people, including children and pregnant women. Homes, educational institutions and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine Denise Brown strongly condemned the attack. “Such repeated and flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law is unacceptable,” she said. 

Humanitarian organizations have been on the ground since yesterday, supporting the efforts of first responders , providing medical and psychological assistance, as well as distributing materials to repair damaged buildings.

The strike on Odessa came just two days after the attack on Kharkov the hospital was damaged. On April 27, strikes in western and eastern Ukraine damaged energy facilities, leading to power outages.

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recorded four waves of attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure from March 22. These attacks add to the suffering of the Ukrainian population, whose access to basic public services is already limited.  

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