Russian Foreign Ministry warns Ukraine against provocations against Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

The Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern about the situation that has developed around the systematic military provocations and the spread of disinformation by Ukraine against Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye.

Russian Foreign Ministry warns Ukraine against provocations against Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

“Recently, the tense situation around the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), which is being whipped up by the Ukrainian authorities, has been causing increasing concern, including by spreading disinformation about the allegedly negative impact of Russian representatives present at it on ensuring the safety of the plant,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharov in a comment on the website of the department.

She stressed that Russia behaves extremely responsibly in relation to Ukrainian nuclear facilities. Its principles are to ensure the maximum level of security of energy facilities, as well as the implementation of the transparency of their actions in working with them.

The comment also refers to the visit of an international commission to the Zaporozhye NPP, which was being prepared jointly with the IAEA secretariat, under the leadership of the Agency’s Director General Rafael Grossi. The purpose of the trip was to carry out activities within the framework of the implementation of IAEA safeguards, as well as to verify compliance with safety standards at ZNPP.

It is noted with regret that this visit has not yet taken place due to the irresponsible, in the opinion of the Russian Foreign Ministry, position of the leadership of the UN Secretariat, which “under far-fetched pretexts of insufficient security and untimeliness of this event, refused to support the initiative of the IAEA Secretariat.”

“It was after the disruption of the visit that the number of Kyiv’s armed provocations directed against the Zaporizhia NPP increased many times over: strikes were carried out on the territory of the plant using unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as actions aimed at intimidating its personnel,” the statement says.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the continuation of armed provocations at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant could lead to a nuclear accident, the catastrophic consequences of which will affect not only Ukraine. Russia appeals to the international community with a request to be vigilant in this matter and condemn the Kyiv regime, the conclusion says.

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