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WHO Says it Stands with Ukraine, Has Documented 200 Attacks on Health Facilities

WHO Says it Stands with Ukraine, Has Documented 200 Attacks on Health Facilities

Saturday, 7 May, 2022 - 17:15
Zinaida Baranchuk, 72, takes a pause as she stands amid the rubble of her house which was destroyed after Russian shelling, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Irpin, Ukraine May 6, 2022. Picture taken May 6, 2022. (Reuters)

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told Ukrainians from Kyiv on Saturday that the WHO stood by them in their conflict with Russia, and urged Moscow to stop waging war on its neighbor.


"My message to all the people of Ukraine is this," he said, speaking from the government media center in the capital. "WHO stands by you."


WHO Emergencies Director Mike Ryan told the same news conference that the WHO had already documented 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine, and would pass its findings on to those who could assess whether crimes had been committed.


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