Haq spokesman: UN will welcome investigation into civilian deaths from mines in Kiev
UN, 31 January – RIA Novosti. In a statement on Human Rights Watch’s report on civilian deaths caused by Lepestok anti-personnel mines of the Ukrainian army, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the UN would welcome an investigation into cases where civilians were killed by anti-personnel mines. personnel mines.
On Tuesday, the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch reported that Ukrainian soldiers dropped Lepestok anti-personnel mines in Izyum, killing 11 civilians. At the briefing, Haq was asked whether the UN should investigate these cases.
“If there is a possibility that weapons will be used in a way that causes such casualties, it is clear that this needs to be fully investigated, and we welcome that,” Haq said. said.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime.” For this, according to him, it is planned to “disarm and demilitarize Ukraine” so that all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass are brought to justice.
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