GENEVA, 11th August (RHC) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called unacceptable any potential damage to a nuclear facility in Ukraine or elsewhere that would have catastrophic consequences.
Guterres expressed concern about the development of events in and around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.
In a press statement, the UN chief urged everyone involved to “use common sense and common sense and not take any action that could jeopardize the physical integrity, safety or security of the nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe.
Unfortunately, instead of a de-escalation, very worrying new incidents have been reported in recent days which, if continued, could lead to disaster, Guterres stressed.
He also noted that the United Nations continues to fully support the important work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its efforts to ensure operational security in Zaporizhia.
The recent attacks by Ukrainian troops on this nuclear power plant constitute an act of nuclear terrorism, the Russian Defense Ministry has condemned.
The head of the Russian Defense Management Center Colonel-General Mijail Mizintsev recalled that on August 5 Ukrainian nationalists launched an artillery attack on the territory of the nuclear power plant, damaging two high-voltage power lines and one hydrogen gas pipeline.
“According to the international convention approved by the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly of April 13, 2005, these criminal acts of the Ukrainian authorities are considered nuclear terrorism,” Mizintsev stressed.
According to media reports, Ukrainian troops carried out another attack there this Thursday with several rocket launcher systems and heavy artillery.
Since February 24, Russia has launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics requested help to repel growing aggression and intensive bombing of Kyiv. (font: Latin Press).