On June 8th, 2023, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown discussed the strengthening assistance from the UN to overcome the humanitarian consequences of Russia's terrorist act at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP).
The Ukrainian side noted the sending of UN humanitarian aid to the affected territories. It was at the same time noted that the scale of destruction and suffering caused to citizens and animals requires a qualitatively different response. It was agreed following the meeting that the UN will immediately increase the amount of aid and send additional forces to the Kherson and other affected regions.
In addition, it was agreed that the UN will immediately form groups in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson that will be sent to the affected occupied territories of the Left Bank to provide humanitarian aid and evacuate people on the condition of ensuring safe passage to the occupied territories from the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine.
The Minister assured that Ukraine provides all security guarantees to the UN for fulfilling the humanitarian operations in the entire affected area.
The Sides agreed that the UN units will go to the affected areas in the temporarily occupied territories from the Ukraine-controlled territories as soon as Russia provides access and security guarantees. Currently, the United Nations is awaiting the guarantees from the Russian side and access to the occupied territories affected by the blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP dam.