The World Health Organization (WHO) has verified 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine since the start of the war, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday, urging Russia "to stop this war."
Speaking from Kyiv after spending two days in Ukraine, Tedros said he was "deeply moved" by what he'd seen and heard.
Tedros said attacks on healthcare facilities "must stop," adding: "There is one medicine WHO cannot deliver, and which Ukraine needs more than any other, and that is peace."
"So we continue to call on the Russian Federation to stop this war," he said.
Tedros said he discussed the health situation in the country with Ukrainian officials and said the WHO will continue to support Ukraine's healthcare system.
"My message to all the people of Ukraine is that WHO stands with you," he said.
The WHO chief said that, despite the devastation, he has also seen "extraordinary resilience" in Ukraine as people try to restore their lives.
"My time here has affected me very personally," he said.
As someone, myself, who grew up in a war zone I understand only too well how the people of Ukraine feel."
"I know the impact, I know the devastation of war firsthand and I felt very, very sad when Russia invaded Ukraine."