White House condemns killing of Red Cross employee

The United States has condemned the murder of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was killed after a shell hit the ICRC office in Donetsk on October 2.
The White House said this in a statement issued on Friday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported.
“The United States condemns the killing of Laurent DuPasquier, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff member, caused by shelling yesterday [on October 2] near the organization’s premises in Donetsk, Ukraine. We extend our sympathies and condolences to Mr. DuPasquier’s family, friends, and colleagues,” reads the statement.
The White House urged all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and ensure that its protections are afforded to the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations, which are providing impartial and much-needed aid to civilians in Ukraine.
“We call on all parties to the conflict to protect the civilians in their midst and hold accountable those who engage in the indiscriminate use of force,” the statement says.
The U.S. administration also expressed its “ongoing appreciation to the ICRC and other humanitarians around the world who put themselves in harm’s way to ease the suffering of war.”

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