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Zelensky, Guterres discuss nuclear safety

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres have discussed nuclear safety in the context of the threatening situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).

According to Ukrinform, Zelensky reported this on Facebook.

"I spoke with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. We discussed the issue of nuclear safety in the context of the threatening situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. Grateful for the clear position regarding the UN's non-recognition of sham referenda held in the occupied territories of Ukraine," the president wrote.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi earlier said that new attacks on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP on September 26-27 demonstrate the "urgent need" to create a nuclear and physical security zone around the plant and that he is ready to continue consultations on this topic in Ukraine and Russia.

ZNPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, has been captured by the Russian military since March 4. Since then, the invaders have placed military equipment and ammunition at the station, shelling the surrounding area. The Russians are also shelling the station itself, destroying power lines, causing nuclear reactors to shut down, and blaming the Ukrainian Armed Forces for this.

Photo: President's Office

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