Greta Thunberg believes that the actions of the UN after blowing up the dam in Nowa Kakhovka are insufficient. When asked by journalists about the organization's work in Ukraine, she laughed.
Greta Thunberg believes that the actions of the UN after blowing up the dam in Nova Kakhovka are insufficient. When asked by journalists about the organization's work in Ukraine, she laughed.
On Thursday, a demonstration was held in front of the United Nations headquarters in the German city of Bonn. The demonstrators drew attention to the ecological disaster after the dam in Nova Kakhovka was blown up. After the explosion on June 6, water from the reservoir flooded a huge area of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. The services had to organize a mass evacuation of the population. There was a massive fish plague, and the water also flooded gas stations, warehouses and refineries, which could lead to the leakage of chemicals.
Among the demonstrators in Bonn, journalists spotted the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. A reporter from Deutsche Welle asked her “how she evaluates the work of the United Nations”.
At first, the activist said nothing and started laughing. She then added that her rating was “not too high”.
— The eyes of the world are now turned to Ukraine, to Russia. We are not going to be passive spectators. We're not going to be silent. Hold on, we stand in solidarity with you – noted Thunberg after a while, who is followed by nearly six million people on Twitter alone.
However, the UN says it is “ready to do everything in its power” to help once the dam is blown up. The communiqué of June 6 assured that urgent assistance would be provided to 16,000 people affected by the tragedy.
The organization indicates that it has prepared humanitarian aid and multidisciplinary mobile teams that are helping evacuees at train and bus stations in the Kherson region. At the same time, he adds that humanitarian action is difficult because there is no access to Russian-controlled areas.