The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has expressed concern over the detention of more than 1,000 people by Ukraine’s intelligence services and the enforced disappearance of 12 people because of their support for Russia.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “Ukraine’s security service and national police have reportedly arrested more than 1,000 people suspected of supporting the Russian military and its armed groups.”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights continued: We fear that the arrests do not comply with Ukraine’s international human rights obligations, and 12 cases have been documented, which could be considered enforced disappearances by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
In other context, several Ukrainian media have confirmed 40 explosions in the Chernihiv area, where Russian artillery shelling took place today.
Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed the importance of getting the grain stuck in Ukraine out as soon as possible.
It came during a phone call during which Zelensky briefed Johnson on progress and discussions at the Group of Seven and NATO last week, the British government said in a press release on its website Tuesday.
Johnson said the UK would continue to work closely with partners on the next steps to export Ukrainian grain and that London was ready to help in any way it could.
He emphasized that the world stands behind Ukraine: “I believe that President Zelensky’s army will be able to recover the lands recently captured by the forces of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
Speaking at the “Ukraine Recovery Conference” in Lugano, southern Switzerland yesterday, the British Prime Minister welcomed plans to rebuild Ukraine and expressed her desire for the UK to host the conference next year.
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