The UN Secretary General called for the withdrawal of the Russian military from the territory of the ZNPP

The UN Secretary General called for the withdrawal of the Russian military from the territory of the ZNPP

About this it is said in a UN statement.

“I call for the withdrawal of all military personnel and equipment from the plant and the avoidance of any further deployment of forces or equipment to the site. The facility cannot be used as part of any military operation. Instead, an urgent technical level agreement on a secure perimeter is required demilitarization to ensure the security of the territory,” Guterres emphasized.

The Secretary General added that the UN “continues to fully support the important work of the IAEA and its efforts to ensure the safe operation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.”

“I call on the parties to grant the IAEA mission immediate, safe and unimpeded access to the site. We must be clear that any potential damage to Zaporizhia or any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine or anywhere else could have catastrophic consequences not not only for the immediate vicinity, but also for the region and beyond, he added.

  • On August 5, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Russian military shelled the Zaporizhzhya NPP three times. They aimed at a high-voltage communication line. Emergency protection was activated at one of the power units, diesel generators were switched on. This unit is currently unloaded and disconnected from the power grid. Later, three more strikes were recorded on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. It “landed” near a power unit with a nuclear reactor, there is a risk of spraying radioactive substances.
  • On August 6, the mass media reported that the Russians were detonating the ZNPP, mines and ammunition in the immediate vicinity of the power units. The head of the foreign policy department of the European Union, Josep Borrell, said that the EU condemns Russia’s military actions near the Zaporizhia NPP.

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