An office of the EU’s advisory mission to Ukraine was hit by Russian shelling in Mariupol, but no one working there was injured, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday.
“Today the EU Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM) received credible information that the premises of its Mariupol field office were recently hit by Russian shelling,” the top EU diplomat said in a statement.
While the office itself and equipment suffered “major damage,” neither members of mission staff nor contractors were injured. added Borrell.
The statement did not specify when the shelling took place.
Borrell strongly condemned the attacks. “We call on Russia to immediately halt its military offensive and unconditionally withdraw all forces and military equipment [from] the entire territory of Ukraine,” he said.
The EU Advisory Mission to Ukraine is a civilian security mission established in 2014 to help restore public confidence in the government following the so-called Maidan revolution, which culminated in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. It aims to support the Ukrainian authorities in reforming the civilian security sector such as police forces, prosecutors and border guards. It opened an office in Mariupol in September 2020.
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