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UN / UKRAINE MH17

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that the report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 notes that the aircraft was in "airworthy condition', with no indication that the plane had any technical or operational issues", adding in that "winter will soon arrive in Ukraine, and will make access to [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / KHARKIV DISPLACED

Kharkiv's Stalin-era train station has become a hub for the internally displaced in Eastern Ukraine. Inside all the waiting room benches have been arranged in a corner for the exhausted travelers. At a row of desks volunteers, helped by UNHCR officials, offer advice and food. UNHCR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / DISPLACED

The streets of Nikolaevka – a town on the west Ukrainian coast – and the region have become battlegrounds, leading to destruction and displacement. The official data indicates that more than 300,000 have been internally displaced since the conflict started in eastern Ukraine, although the real number may be two or three times higher. UNHCR  

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNIFEED / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE UPDATE

The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that the greatest problem now for the displaced in Ukraine is the approaching winter and that 20 percent of them live in collective centres without heating. UNIFEED

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters today that "the return of the Crimea is and will be an absolute priority for both domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine." He said Ukraine needs “sophisticated counterattack weaponry ” from the West, because “we are being attacked by this sophisticated weaponry from the Russian side." UNIFEED – UNTV

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE CEASEFIRE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of a ceasefire in Ukraine and called for its full implementation, adding his hope that the cessation of hostilities will further allow the United Nations and partners to deliver critical humanitarian assistance to those affected by fighting. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev said that Ukraine is seeking an "advanced status" within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He said that a Ukrainian delegation is at the alliance summit, in Wales, negotiating the supply of "non-lethal equipment” for self-protection, for communication purposes and for “rebuilding military infrastructure.”

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE

The UN Refugee Agency said the number of displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks. As of 1 September, UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced compared to 117,000 on 5 August. UNTV CH

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

The number of people killed every day in parts of eastern Ukraine in the past few weeks has increased by almost 300 percent, according to a new report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The total number of casualties is 2,593, which is an average of 36 people per day. CH [...]

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

The Head of Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that if the reports of Russia deploying troops to Ukraine prove to be true, "it would constitute a direct contravention of international law and UN charter," adding that "the UN has no independent means of verifying this information and the Russian Federation staunchly rejected these reports." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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