Kyev continue to be under attack

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The third attack in less than a week by Russia forces

As reported by United Nation News, according to UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric stated that critical infrastructure in at least four of the capital’s 10 districts have been damaged, including homes, a hospital, and a kindergartenWater and electricity systems were also hit, but authorities managed to quickly restore these vital supplies”, he added, quoting UN humanitarians on the ground.
He said the UN and humanitarian partners had distributed blankets and hot meals for hundreds of people and provided psychosocial and medical assistance

Moreover, Kyev has been hit by a cyberattack. The cyberattack has been addressed to one of Ukraine’s largest mobile phone operators and had as consequence that millions have been without access to an air raid warning system in the Kyiv Region, but also in some parts of the north and the centre.
According to Danielle Belle who heads the Ukraine division at OHCHR office, the Ukraine war continues to violate human rights and international humanitarian law. “The impact of the continued attacks in civilian locations, human rights violations, and civilian suffering we are witnessing today will reverberate for generations to come” she stated. 

As reported by the latest OHCHR report, 576 had been killed and 1,864 civilians injured between August and the end of November 2023. These data, which refer to the last four months, give an idea of the extent and negative impact of the war on civilians.
Around 86 per cent of the casualties occurred in territory controlled by the Government in Kyiv, particularly in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.  of eastern and south-eastern Ukraine.

The OHCHR report notes that many civilian casualties and damage resulted from shelling and multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) attacks near the frontline.

 

To read more, visit: 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/12/1144782 

https://www.ohchr.org/en/ohchr_homepage 

https://www.ohchr.org/en/stories/2023/12/human-rights-day-2023 

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