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UN: 'The facilities should be examined and evaluated' - Zelensky invites UN experts to visit critical infrastructure01:30

UN: 'The facilities should be examined and evaluated' - Zelensky invites UN experts to visit critical infrastructure

United States, New York
November 23, 2022 at 23:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a United Nations mission to investigate the impact of the Russian conflict on his country’s infrastructure, during an address via video link to the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday.

“I confirm my invitation on behalf of Ukraine for the expert mission from the UN to examine the critical infrastructure of Ukraine," he said. "The facilities should be examined and evaluated to document that, that was done against the infrastructure that provides for the lives of tens of millions of people."

"We have to restore justice inside the UN structure," he continued.

Zelensky also claimed that a Russia missile had hit a maternity ward in Zaporozhye, killing a two-day old child, with up to 70 strikes across the country in one day.

Russia is yet to comment on the allegations.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a United Nations mission to investigate the impact of the Russian conflict on his country’s infrastructure, during an address via video link to the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday.

“I confirm my invitation on behalf of Ukraine for the expert mission from the UN to examine the critical infrastructure of Ukraine," he said. "The facilities should be examined and evaluated to document that, that was done against the infrastructure that provides for the lives of tens of millions of people."

"We have to restore justice inside the UN structure," he continued.

Zelensky also claimed that a Russia missile had hit a maternity ward in Zaporozhye, killing a two-day old child, with up to 70 strikes across the country in one day.

Russia is yet to comment on the allegations.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.