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Russia circulated in the Security Council and Photo evidence of Ukraine's shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant was presented to the UN General Assembly by Vasily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, broadcasted on YouTube by the international organization.
“I want to show you a photo of the destruction on the territory of the ZNPP as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We have a whole collection of such photographic evidence, we circulated it this morning as official documents of the Security Council and the UN General Assembly, — he said, showing some photos taken at the station.
In addition, according to the permanent representative, due to constant shelling by Ukraine, the security situation at the Zaporizhia NPP has worsened. “About two weeks have passed since the last meeting on the Zaporizhzhya NPP, during which time the situation with nuclear safety at it has degraded even more,” — he pointed out.
Zaporozhye NPP is considered the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Russia took control of it on February 28.
The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that since July 18, the Zaporizhzhya NPP “has been subjected to systematic shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” According to the agency, the strikes are delivered from “multiple launch rocket systems, cannon artillery and using unmanned aerial vehicles.” During the month, the nuclear power plant was shelled 12 times, more than 50 artillery shells exploded on the territory of the nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar, and five kamikaze drones were used, the Ministry of Defense assures. As a result of the shelling, auxiliary support systems for the nuclear power plant were damaged.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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The IAEA mission must arrive at the station to control the situation. As the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out, the route and schedule for her arrival were agreed in June, but then “the red light was turned on by the security department of the UN secretariat.”
Later, the Foreign Ministry said that Ukraine and the West were preventing the visit.
Other parties are accused of obstructing the trip of the IAEA to the station Russia. More than 40 countries of the world urged Moscow to return control over the nuclear power plant to Kyiv.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on August 18 that during negotiations with UN Genec António Guterres, he agreed on the parameters of a possible IAEA mission. He stressed that “Russia must immediately withdraw its troops from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, stop provocations.”