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Over the past week, 277 civilians were killed in Syria, 230 of whom perished in air strikes by the government forces of Bashar al-Assad and their allies, including Russia. This data was presented in Geneva by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Saturday, February 10, Deutsche Welle reports.
According to the UN, another 812 Syrian civilians were injured. "The past week has been one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict," Al Hussein said. Most of the air …
The conflict in Donbas is the only conflict in the world in the postwar period that goes without any involvement of the United Nations, said Roman Bezsmertnyi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine (2010-2011) to Belarus on the ZIK TV-program.
Commenting on the situation in the Donbas, Bezsmertnyi said it was important that Ukraine invoke all current pertaining laws, especially the Defense Law and provisions of the Martial Law.
“Because I cannot resist the thought that some …
Ukraine’s representative in a subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, the former Prime Minister, former Minister of Defense, and former Chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council, Yevhen Marchuk, does not see the possibility a United Nations peacekeeping mission being deployed to the Donbas, as he discussed on the Fifth channel on Tuesday, January 2.
“Frankly speaking, I have little hope that the peacekeeping personnel will help resolve anything in the immediate future,” …
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York to discuss the prospects of a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Oleh Nikolenko told Ukrinform.
According to Nikolenko, they also discussed matters of human rights protection and collaboration in the humanitarian aspect.
“Pavlo Klimkin and UN Secretary General António Guterres discussed the prospects of bringing a UN peacekeeping mission into …
The United Nations General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea December 19, as reported on Twitter by the press service of the Ukrainian mission of the United Nations.
“Voting in the UN General Assembly on the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled ‘Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ will take place on December 19,” the report said.
Permanent Representative of the …
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has decided to stop providing food and other humanitarian assistance to people of Ukraine affected by the Donbas conflict, as reported by a representative of the humanitarian organization.
According to the spokesperson, the cessation of the supply of aid to the east of Ukraine in the next two months is due to a lack of funding for the WFP.
According to the speaker, it has become increasingly difficult to continue implementing programs in Ukraine due to …
Neal Walker, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Ukraine, has said that Ukraine ranks ninth in the world by number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
"1.6 million Internally Displaced Persons are registered in Ukraine. Ukraine is the ninth largest country in the world in terms of the number of Internally Displaced Persons," he said during a discussion titled The Key to a Peace Agenda is in the Hands of Ukraine’s Internally …
Diplomats of Sweden and Uruguay have prepared a new resolution which calls for a continuation of the UN investigation into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, as stated by the representative of the Russian mission to the United Nations, Fyodor Strizhovsky, TASS news agency reports.
According to him, two non-permanent members of the Security Council submitted a compromise proposal to restore the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Investigation Mechanism and the …
The UN is concerned that the increased hostilities near the water supply infrastructure in the Donbas may lead to the leakage of lethal chlorine gas, as stated by the UN Resident Coordinator, Neal Walker, Radio Liberty reports.
Walker said that during the past few days, two water treatment plants on both sides of the demarcation line were fired at.
"The UN is extremely concerned about the possible leakage of the dangerous chlorine gas stored at both plants. If one 900-kg container is …
In Ukraine, as of 2017, there are 35,000 people without citizenship, as stated in a report by the United Nations Refugee Agency.
According to the report, at least 10 million people across the world do not have citizenship and a third of them are children.
It was also reported that during the census in 2001 in Ukraine, 82,000 people said that they do not have citizenship. Most of these people lived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.