Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has agreed with the UN humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown to increase assistance to victims of the flooding, which was caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydropower plant.
According to a statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the sides agreed that the UN will immediately form groups in Zaporizhzhya and Kherson to provide assistance and evacuate people on the occupied left bank of the Dnipro river.
“The parties agreed that the said UN units will go to the affected areas in the temporarily occupied territories from our territories as soon as Russia provides access and security guarantees”, the statement said.
Russian authorities did not report on cooperation with the UN in the evacuation of residents of the occupied territories in the Kherson region.
On the previous day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sharply criticized the UN and the Red Cross for their untimely response to the destruction of the Kakhovska hydroelectric power plant, which resulted in a humanitarian disaster in the region.
In an interview with the Bild newspaper, he also stated that the Russian military opened fire when Ukrainians tried to take people from the flooded occupied areas.