On 8 June, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown discussed strengthening UN assistance to overcome the humanitarian consequences of russia's terrorist attack on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.
The Ukrainian side noted that the UN had sent humanitarian aid to the affected areas. However, it was noted that the scale of destruction and suffering caused to people and animals requires a qualitatively different response. Following the meeting, it was agreed that the UN would immediately increase the volume of assistance and send additional forces to Kherson and other affected regions.
In addition, it was agreed that the UN would immediately form teams in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson to be sent to the affected occupied territories of the Left Bank to provide humanitarian assistance and evacuate people, provided that safe passage to the occupied territories from the Government-controlled area is ensured.
The Minister has assured the UN that Ukraine provides all security guarantees to the UN for humanitarian operations throughout the affected area.
The parties agreed that the said UN units would move to the affected areas in the temporarily occupied territories from our territories as soon as russia provided access and security guarantees. The United Nations is currently awaiting the provision of these guarantees from the russian side and access to the occupied territories affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant dam.