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Updating reporters today on the situation in Ukraine, a UN spokesperson said that fighting and hostilities over the weekend killed and injured civilians, while critical facilities, including several hospitals, were damaged on both sides of the frontline. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / UKRAINE UPDATE
TRT: 01:49
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 30 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

30 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at dais, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to Ukraine. Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that fighting and hostilities over the weekend killed and injured civilians, while critical facilities, including several hospitals, were damaged on both sides of the frontline. On Saturday evening, dozens of civilians were reportedly killed or injured during an attack on a hospital in Novoaidar in the part of Luhansk region currently under control of the Russian Federation. Earlier the same day, another health facility was reportedly hit in areas under Russian control in the Kherson region.”
4. Wide shot, Dujarric at dais, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On Sunday, attacks were reported in Kherson city and other parts of the region that are under Ukrainian control. Health workers were reportedly injured when the Kherson Clinical Hospital was hit. Other civilians were killed or injured, and civilian infrastructures - including homes and schools - were damaged. In Kharkiv city, a residential building was hit last night, once again killing and injuring civilians. Our humanitarian colleagues are on the ground, supporting the survivors.”
6. Med shot, journalists, press room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“While we have limited access to areas not under Ukrainian control and cannot independently verify the number of casualties, it is clear and needs to be reiterated that international humanitarian law prohibits indiscriminate attacks and requires the parties to take all feasible precautions to avoid or minimize civilian harm. We call on both sides to comply with these obligations.”
8. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving press room

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Updating reporters today (30 Jan) on the situation in Ukraine, a UN spokesperson said that fighting and hostilities over the weekend killed and injured civilians, while critical facilities, including several hospitals, were damaged on both sides of the frontline.

Stéphane Dujarric said that on Saturday evening, dozens of civilians were reportedly killed or injured during an attack on a hospital in Novoaidar in the part of Luhansk region currently under the control of the Russian Federation.

Earlier the same day, another health facility was reportedly hit in areas under Russian control in the Kherson region.

He also noted that attacks were reported on Sunday in Kherson city and other parts of the region under Ukrainian control.

Health workers were reportedly injured when the Kherson Clinical Hospital was hit.

Other civilians were killed or injured, and civilian infrastructures - including homes and schools - were damaged.

“In Kharkiv city,” he continued, “a residential building was hit last night, once again killing and injuring civilians.”

The UN spokesperson said, “Our humanitarian colleagues are on the ground, supporting the survivors.”

He added, “While we have limited access to areas not under Ukrainian control and cannot independently verify the number of casualties, it is clear and needs to be reiterated that international humanitarian law prohibits indiscriminate attacks and requires the parties to take all feasible precautions to avoid or minimize civilian harm.”

Dujarric concluded by calling on both sides to comply with these obligations.

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