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04 March 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News

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  • WFP ramps up food operation for Ukraine and warns the world's hungry cannot afford another conflict WFP 04 Mar 2022 -- As the emergency operation in Ukraine moved into high gear today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expressed deep concern about the waning ability of families in embattled areas to find food and also warned that the crisis could have consequences well beyond Ukraine's borders.
  • News Comment: UNHCR welcomes EU decision to offer Temporary Protection to Refugees fleeing Ukraine UNHCR 04 Mar 2022 --Yesterday's unprecedented decision by the European Union (EU) to offer Temporary Protection to Refugees fleeing Ukraine will provide immediate protection in the EU for Ukrainians and third country nationals with refugee or permanent residence status in Ukraine.
  • IAEA Chief: Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Safe After Russian Strike VOA 04 Mar 2022 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that the reactors at Ukraine's largest nuclear plant had not been affected during a Russian attack on the site in the early hours Friday that shocked the globe and raised fears of a possible nuclear accident.
  • UN Council Establishes Commission of Inquiry on Russian Invasion of Ukraine VOA 04 Mar 2022 -- The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council overwhelmingly condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It voted Friday to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate violations of human rights and international humanitarian law resulting from Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
  • Security Council debates Russian strike on Ukraine nuclear power plant UN News 04 Mar 2022 -- Heavy fighting reported overnight at Ukraine's largest nuclear power is both unacceptable and "highly irresponsible," the UN's senior political affairs official told the Security Council during an emergency meeting on Friday, while assuring members that radiation levels are normal and the facility's cooling system was not affected.
  • Human Rights Council to establish Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine UN News 04 Mar 2022 -- In a resolution adopted on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva agreed to establish a commission to investigate violations committed during Russia's military attack on Ukraine.
  • WFP ramping up operations as hunger rises in Ukraine UN News 04 Mar 2022 -- Amid reports of dwindling food supplies in embattled areas in Ukraine, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday began ramping up operations, warning that the conflict could have consequences beyond the country.
  • 'Unprecedented' number of traumatized people flee Ukraine UN News 04 Mar 2022 -- UN humanitarians on Friday described as "unprecedented," the continuing outflow of children and families fleeing the "relentless shelling" of Russian military action in Ukraine - as they await assurances for the safe passage of relief teams to provide urgently needed assistance.
  • UN Security Council Convenes Over Damage, Russian Actions At Ukrainian Nuclear Plant RFE/RL 04 Mar 2022 -- Diplomats say the UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting for March 4 following a fire at a nuclear power plant that Russian forces have seized in northeastern Ukraine that left atomic experts scrambling to monitor for radiation leaks.
  • IAEA Director General Grossi's Initiative to Travel to Ukraine IAEA 04 Mar 2022 -- IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi today announced his readiness to travel to the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) to secure the commitment to the safety and security of all Ukraine's nuclear power plants from the parties of the conflict in the country.
  • Update 11 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 04 Mar 2022 -- Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that Russian forces had taken control of the site of the country's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), but that the nuclear power plant continued to be operated by its regular staff and there had been no release of radioactive material, Director General Rafael Mario Grossi said.
  • Update 10 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine IAEA 04 Mar 2022 -- Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that the site of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) had been shelled overnight and Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi immediately spoke with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal as well as the country's national nuclear regulator and operator about the serious situation.
  • UN Human Rights Council Approves Investigation Of Russian Violations In Ukraine RFE/RL 04 Mar 2022 -- The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has voted strongly in favor of a resolution condemning alleged rights violations during Russia's military actions in Ukraine and setting up a commission of inquiry to investigate them.

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