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Ukraine calls for demilitarised zone around the shelled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

International alarm over shelling attacks on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex has grown with Kyiv warning of a Chornobyl-style catastrophe and appealing for the area to be a demilitarised zone.

Key points:

  • Ukraine and Russia have traded blame for attacks on the Zaporizhzhia plant 
  • Russia says it is ready to enable UN watchdog visit to the plant 
  • Twelve grain ships have left Ukrainian ports since last week 

The United Nations chief called for UN nuclear inspectors to be given access to the plant as Kyiv and Moscow traded blame for the shelling.

“Any attack (on) a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

Petro Kotin, head of Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom, called for a team of peacekeepers to be deployed at the Zaporizhzhia site which is still run by Ukrainian technicians………………………………………………………. more

August 8, 2022 - Posted by | Ukraine, weapons and war

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