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Swiss citizen killed during shelling of central region of Donetsk yesterday

October 3, 2014

Red Cross employee killed during shelling in Donetsk. He was a Swiss citizen.

Swiss citizen killed during shelling of central region of Donetsk yesterday

Spokesperson for Information and Analytical Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.

Yesterday at 06.30 pm due to terrorist shelling of central regions of Donetsk city an employee of International Committee of the Red Cross was killed. He was a Swiss citizen.

Ukraine Foreign Ministry in its statement expressed condolences to the family of the deceased and condemned terrorists who had shelled Donetsk office of International Committee of the Red Cross the only goal of which is to help people.

This is not the first time when terrorist activity threatens lives of representatives of International Organizations. In fact, terrorists are trying to block international efforts to establish peace in the Donbas.

Secretary general of UN Ban Ki-moon made a statement due to death of the employee of the Red Cross. He called to immediately redouble efforts to peacefully resolve crisis in the Donbas.

OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter expressed his outrage at the death of ten civilians in Donetsk and death of the Red Cross employee. He believes that compliance to the truce agreements is the only real chance of de-escalation of the conflict and it is ‘irresponsible’ to put this chance at risk. The OSCE Chairman called to stop fighting immediately and strictly adhere to the truce. Also he called to comply with Minsk agreements.

It should be noted that complete investigations of death of the representative of international organization (just as of shelling of school in Donetsk and Shchastya) is possible only with the participation of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and trilateral Clearing group that included observers from Ukraine, Russia and OSCE.

Source: National Security and Defense Council


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