“Russian invaders turned Zaporizhzhia NPP into a military base putting the entire continent at risk. Russian military must get out of the plant — they have nothing to do there!”
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba again drew attention to the illegal and dangerous use of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant as a military base by Russians.
“For decades, nuclear safety has remained Ukraine’s top priority, especially given our tragic past. Russian invaders turned Zaporizhzhia NPP into a military base putting the entire continent at risk. Russian military must get out of the plant — they have nothing to do there!” the Minister wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine — Energoatom — warned there is a risk of a radioactive leak at the country’s Zaporizhzhia NPP amid shelling by Russian forces.
“As a result of periodic shelling, the infrastructure of the station has been damaged, there are risks of hydrogen leakage and sputtering of radioactive substances, and the fire hazard is high,” Energoatom said.
The team from the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog could arrive at the site as early as next week, the New York Times reported. The list of the team’s members seen by the newspaper includes the IAEA’s chief, Rafael Mariano Grossi, and 13 other experts from mostly neutral countries, according to the report — neither the United States nor Great Britain was included in the list, the media said.