The international community should pay constant attention to Ukrainians living in temporarily occupied territories

Опубліковано 29 January 2024 року, о 11:24

During a live broadcast on the Rada TV channel, Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk stated.

During her visit to the UN headquarters in Geneva, the official raised several issues, including this one. She met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk.

The Vice Prime Minister stated that countering russian aggression over the past two years was challenging. The primary focus was on providing humanitarian aid to the population within the country and to our compatriots who have left the country.

Deported Ukrainians and those currently living in the temporarily occupied territories require attention. They suffer from gross human rights violations and sometimes lack access to basic goods.

The UN has been assisting vulnerable groups, such as internally displaced persons, refugees, stateless persons, and people in war zones, worldwide for many years. This experience can be valuable in aiding them.

“We discussed this issue with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk. The international community must keep a constant focus on the over 6 million Ukrainians currently residing in the temporarily occupied territories,” emphasized Iryna Vereshchuk.