Humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine ‘extremely alarming’: UN

KYIV, 18 June 2022, (TON): The UN said “the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is extremely alarming and continues to deteriorate, four months into the Russian invasion.”

The UN’s humanitarian agency, OCHA, said in a statement “nearly four months since the start of the war, the humanitarian situation across Ukraine particularly in the eastern Donbas is extremely alarming and continues to deteriorate rapidly.”

It said the situation is particularly worrying in and around Severodonetsk the eastern Ukrainian city where bloody battles have raged for weeks.

Hundreds of civilians are believed to be trapped in the city, with some sheltering in the local chemical plant.

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