Russia requested a meeting of the UN Security Council because of the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant
Russia requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11 because of the attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant ru/v6_top_pics/resized/673xH/media/img/3/88/756600865953883.webp 673w” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio : 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1010xH/media/img/3/88/756600865953883.webp 1010w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 640px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 640px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >
Russia demanded to convene a meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11 because of the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, TASS and RIA Novosti report. with reference to a source in the Russian permanent mission in the organization. This was later confirmed by Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN.
According to the interlocutor, the Russian side requested a briefing “in connection with the Ukrainian attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in recent days and their possible catastrophic consequences.”
According to an Interfax source, Russia also requested the participation of IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi as a speaker.
Zaporozhye NPP is located in Energodar, it is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of installed capacity. It has six VVER-1000 power units. The first was put into operation in December 1984, the sixth— in October 1995. On February 28, four days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the territory of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant had been taken under control. Despite this, the control of the station remains with the Ukrainian operators.
In July— In August, the conflicting parties repeatedly reported shelling and damage to the nuclear power plant. In particular, according to the pro-Russian military-civilian administration of Energodar, on the night of August 6-7, the nuclear power plant was fired from the Uragan multiple launch rocket system. from Ukraine. According to her, in the affected area were a post for monitoring the radiation situation, a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, and fragments and a rocket engine fell no more than 400 meters from the operating power unit. At the same time, the Russian embassy in the United States points to a “disinformation campaign” in the media in order to accuse the Russian military of delivering strikes on the territory of the nuclear power plant. Moscow warns that strikes on nuclear power plants could lead to a serious man-made disaster.
August 5 Energoatom said that one of the three operating power units had to be turned off at the nuclear power plant due to shelling.
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the attacks on the station a “suicide act”; and called for them to stop. He also expressed hope that the IAEA mission would gain access to the station. In the White House, the United States urges Russia to return control of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to Ukraine.
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