(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Russia is using the seized Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant as a weapon of war. A special UN security mission should be sent to the site to prevent a disaster.
This was stated in a comment to Guildhall by French Senator Guillaume Gontard, member of the Senate Defense Committee, Ukrinform reports.
“The situation in Zaporizhia is really alarming. During the latest meeting of the Liaison Committee in Matignon (the residence of the Prime Minister of the French government - ed.), I reported a lack of information about the developments and a significant risk of an accident,” said the French politician.
“The Russian army appears to be using the nuclear power plant as a weapon of war. It is necessary to immediately send a UN special security mission to secure the area and carry out maintenance of the NPP,”summed up Guillaume Gontard. Read also:
Ukraine calls for UN, IAEA to send security mission to ZNPP
Recall that on August 5, Russian invaders fired at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. A high-voltage line was hit, and an emergency fuse engaged at one of the power units.
Three strikes were recorded at the NPP site, near one of the power units where the nuclear reactor is located. The Russian strike seriously damaged the nitrogen-oxygen station and the joint auxiliary building.
On August 6, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the Russian invaders had planted mines at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.
On August 8, representatives of the Russian invasion forces in an official statement said that they would be ready to blow up the already mined ZNPP if needed, as reported by Energoatom, Ukraine's state-owned nuclear operator.
The Office of the President of Ukraine has called on the UN and IAEA to deploy special missions to the ZNPP to resolve the crisis.
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