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Bombings force a senior UN official to take refuge in an underground shelter in kyiv

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, visiting Ukrainehad to move to an underground shelter in kyiv on Monday because of missile attacks, the UN said.

It is the first time that a High Commissioner has gone to Ukraine since the Russian invasion, launched on February 24.

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“I was about to meet with human rights defenders on my second day in kyiv, and I had to move the meeting here to this shelter, (…) because the sirens sounded,” declared Volker Türk, in a short video broadcast to AFP.

“And while we were having the meeting, there was a wave of missile attacks against Ukraine, some of which landed near kyiv. You can imagine what it means for the population. That has become a new normal, but it has a huge impact on civilians, and it must stop.”he added.

On Twitter, the Austrian posted a photo of the match.

Warning sirens were heard in Ukraine on Monday because of a new wave of shelling, under winter temperatures.

Several Ukrainian cities were subjected to new power cuts after Russian shelling, which caused at least two deaths, according to local and regional authorities.

A close collaborator of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the Austrian Volker Türk assumed his new duties as High Commissioner on October 17 in Geneva.

Source: Elcomercio

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