UN / UKRAINE RUSSIA

08-Nov-2023 00:05:28
A top UN official for Europe, Central Asia and Americas said that in Ukraine, “the past few weeks have seen a pattern of escalation of attacks on critical infrastructure, including attacks on energy infrastructure, across the country.” UNIFEED
Size
Format
Acquire
N/A
Hi-Res formats
DESCRIPTION
STORY: UN / UKRAINE RUSSIA
TRT: 05:28
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / RUSSIAN / NATS

DATELINE: 08 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
SHOTLIST
FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

08 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“As the war continues without an end in sight, we remain particularly concerned about the continued, near-daily attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine. According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 9933 have been killed and 18,302 injured since February last year. The actual figures are likely considerably higher, as many reports from areas with ongoing hostilities are still pending corroboration.”
4. Med shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“Tragically, attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have continued. Communities near the frontlines in the Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Cherkasy, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine remain under constant shelling. The past few weeks have seen a pattern of escalation of attacks on critical infrastructure, including attacks on energy infrastructure, across the country. The impact of these attacks on the lives of civilians is of particular concern, especially at the onset of the winter period.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“On 1 November, Ukraine reportedly experienced the most extensive shelling of the year, with 118 settlements across 10 Ukrainian regions targeted within 24 hours. The overnight strikes reportedly killed two people, one in the region of Kharkiv and another in the Kherson region. On 3 November, nine people were reportedly killed in a missile strike in the Ukrainian town of Chaplynka currently under Russian control in the Kherson region of Ukraine.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas, Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“We urge all Member States to do their part to uphold the UN Charter, to prevent further escalation and spillover of this devastating war, and to lay the foundations for sustainable peace, in line with the Charter, international law and relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“The massive shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of densely populated areas of Donetsk on 7th of November. In principle, we could have requested this meeting also on the subject of the consequences of supplies of Western weaponry to Ukraine. Kyiv regime three times in the space of a day attacked civilian targets in the center of the city, launching missiles from HIMARS and Hurricane.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“In addition to residential buildings, the strikes also hit the building of the labor and social protection office and a local bus. Here are some of the photos that we've received from the scene of the crime in Donbass.”
14. Med shot, Security Council
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert A. Wood, Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations:
“But no matter how hard it tries, Russia cannot escape from the fact that it bears the ultimate responsibility for the unfortunate and unnecessary loss of life as a result of its war of choice.”
16. Med shot, Security Council
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Serhii Dvornyk, Counsellor, Political Section, Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ukraine:
“As it happened yesterday in the occupied Ukrainian city Donetsk, where the so-called Vladimir Zhoga Republican center of unmanned systems was destroyed by high precision strike, it was a military training facility used by the occupation forces to train combats UAV operators and assembled kamikaze drones.”
18. Wide shot, Security Council
19. Pan left, Nebenzya at the podium
20. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation:
“As you are well aware of the Russian Federation is deeply concerned with the fact that one year after the Nord Stream attack, we still do not have any concrete information regarding the investigations conducted by Denmark, Germany and Sweden, let alone any of their findings. This situation is aggravated by the spread of questionable not to say absurd accounts of events circulated in the media that totally distract, most probably in a deliberate way, the attention of the international community from establishing the facts around the crime in question. Nevertheless, we demonstrated at most flexibility on that and the final version of our PRST [Security Council Presidential Statement] contained very mild and prudent language.”
21. Pan right, Nebenzya walks away
STORYLINE
A top UN official for Europe, Central Asia and Americas said that in Ukraine, “the past few weeks have seen a pattern of escalation of attacks on critical infrastructure, including attacks on energy infrastructure, across the country. The impact of these attacks on the lives of civilians is of particular concern, especially at the onset of the winter period.”

Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas today (08 Nov) briefed the Council on the situation in Ukraine.

He said, “As the war continues without an end in sight, we remain particularly concerned about the continued, near-daily attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine.”

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 9933 have been killed and 18,302 injured since February last year.

He added, “the actual figures are likely considerably higher, as many reports from areas with ongoing hostilities are still pending corroboration.”

The UN senior official said, “Tragically, attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have continued. Communities near the frontlines in the Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Cherkasy, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine remain under constant shelling.”

According to him, “on 1 November, Ukraine reportedly experienced the most extensive shelling of the year, with 118 settlements across 10 Ukrainian regions targeted within 24 hours. The overnight strikes reportedly killed two people, one in the region of Kharkiv and another in the Kherson region.”

He added, “on 3 November, nine people were reportedly killed in a missile strike in the Ukrainian town of Chaplynka currently under Russian control in the Kherson region of Ukraine.”

Jenča concluded, “We urge all Member States to do their part to uphold the UN Charter, to prevent further escalation and spillover of this devastating war, and to lay the foundations for sustainable peace, in line with the Charter, international law and relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.”

For his part, Russia Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya said that the meeting was requested after a “massive shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of densely populated areas of Donetsk on 7th of November.”

He added, “In principle, we could have requested this meeting also on the subject of the consequences of supplies of Western weaponry to Ukraine. Kyiv regime three times in the space of a day attacked civilian targets in the center of the city, launching missiles from HIMARS and Hurricane.”

Nebenzya continued, “in addition to residential buildings, the strikes also hit the building of the labor and social protection office and a local bus. Here are some of the photos that we've received from the scene of the crime in Donbass.”

The United States’ Deputy Permanent Representative and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Robert A. Wood, said, “but no matter how hard it tries, Russia cannot escape from the fact that it bears the ultimate responsibility for the unfortunate and unnecessary loss of life as a result of its war of choice.”

The Counsellor of the Political Section of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine, Serhii Dvornyk, said, “as it happened yesterday in the occupied Ukrainian city Donetsk, where the so-called Vladimir Zhoga Republican center of unmanned systems was destroyed by high precision strike, it was a military training facility used by the occupation forces to train combats UAV operators and assembled kamikaze drones.”

After closed consultations held by the Council later today, Russia Ambassador talked to reporters. He said, “as you are well aware of, the Russian Federation is deeply concerned with the fact that one year after the Nord Stream attack, we still do not have any concrete information regarding the investigations conducted by Denmark, Germany and Sweden, let alone any of their findings.”

He continued, “this situation is aggravated by the spread of questionable not to say absurd accounts of events circulated in the media that totally distract, most probably in a deliberate way, the attention of the international community from establishing the facts around the crime in question. Nevertheless, we demonstrated at most flexibility on that and the final version of our PRST [Security Council Presidential Statement] contained very mild and prudent language.”

The text, according to Nebenzya, didn’t get the consensual support of the Council.
Category
Topical Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Source
Alternate Title
unifeed231108b