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Russia, UN call for humanitarian corridors in Ukraine conflict

By Agencies in United Nations and Berlin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-07 07:00:58

During an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, Russia and the UN called for humanitarian aid corridors to be established in conflict-scarred eastern Ukraine.

However, the Ukrainian envoy disagreed with the Russian ambassador, describing the situation as "manageable" and saying there is "no humanitarian crisis in Ukraine." He also accused Moscow of prolonging the unrest by supporting armed insurgents.

John Ging, operations chief for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, painted a grim picture of the situation while briefing the 15 council members, saying nearly 4 million people in the region were directly affected by the violence, with casualties on the rise and 1,000 people leaving the region daily.

Russia, UN call for humanitarian corridors in Ukraine conflict

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