UN Secretary General António Guterres

UN Called for Investigation of Deadly Building Attack in Dnipro, Ukraine

The United Nations condemns the attack on an apartment block, in which at least forty civilians have died, and called for it to be investigated as a possible war crime and to pursue those responsible
UN Secretary General António Guterres condemned the Russian missile attack on an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, which left at least 40 dead, calling it a possible war crime, his spokesman said Monday.

Stephanie Tremblay called the attack that “hit a residential building in Dnipro on Saturday night” “one of the deadliest attacks in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion last February.”

“The secretary general condemned this attack and said that this was another example of an alleged violation of the laws of war,” she added to reporters.

The UN coordinator in Ukraine, Denise Brown, “called for an effective investigation of the alleged war crimes and the proper prosecution of the suspects,” Tremblay said. Something that the German Foreign Minister has also defended today. The attack caused at least 40 fatalities, 46 missing and 75 injured.
According to the organization, in addition to the numerous casualties, which are expected to continue to increase as rescue work continues, the attack has left more than a thousand people homeless.

The UN and several of its agencies are providing help to the affected families, with psychosocial assistance, clothing, blankets, hygiene kits, medicines and other basic products, as well as supporting their transfer to temporary homes in the city. The Kremlin spokesman said today that the explosion was caused by a rocket from the Ukrainian anti-aircraft systems.
The United Nations also condemned an attack in the city of Kherson that hit the facilities of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society on Sunday, an episode that left no casualties but caused the loss of important equipment. “International humanitarian law is clear: humanitarian workers and facilities are protected and constant efforts must be made to save them,” Tremblay said.

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