Russia wants a ceasefire around the nuclear plant

Russia wants a ceasefire around the nuclear plant

According to information that appeared in the international press on Monday, Russia suggested a ceasefire around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, DPA reports.

Thus, “The leadership of the United Nations and the chief diplomat of the EU should not talk about demilitarization, but about the introduction of a ceasefire”, said Vladimir Rogov, representative of the Russian occupation authorities for the Russian state news agency Ria Novosti.

For a long time, Russia blamed Ukraine for the attacks on the nuclear power plant in the city of Energodar, while the Ukrainians blamed the Russians.

Potential nuclear disaster in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last week warned of a potential nuclear disaster and called for the area to be demilitarized.

On Sunday, 42 countries demanded that Russia, which currently occupies the nuclear plant, hand it over to Ukraine. The request was made on behalf of the EU, as well as the US, Great Britain, Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and other countries.

Thus, “The stationing of Russian military personnel and weapons at the nuclear installation is unacceptable”, they declared in a joint statement.

Warning about Zaporozhye! The situation is serious

The situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is serious, warns the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday that he is trying to visit Ukraine’s nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye, amid fresh shelling of its complex.

In his opinion, Rafael Grossi told the UN Security Council that there was no immediate threat to the security of the nuclear site, based on a preliminary assessment, but warned that this could change at any time.

Europe’s largest nuclear site has been bombed several times, raising fears of a nuclear disaster.

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of the attacks at the nuclear facility. Russia currently controls the facility after seizing it and surrounding areas from Ukraine in March.

Rafael Grossi said he is prepared to lead a team of experts to assess the physical damage to the facility.

In his statements, “the IAEA must be allowed to carry out its mission as soon as possible”, he added.