The European Union condemns Russia’s “irresponsible violation” of nuclear safety rules with military actions around a Ukrainian power plant in Zaporizhia, European diplomacy chief Joseph Borrell announced on Saturday.
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EU condemns Russia’s military actions around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. This is a serious and reckless violation of nuclear safety rules and a new example of Russia’s disregard for international standards,” he charged in a message on his Twitter account.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday accused the Russian military of “twice attacking the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia” in the south, although Moscow has controlled the area since the start of the invasion.
“Any bombing at this site is a brazen crime, an act of terrorism. “Russia must take responsibility for the fact that it poses a threat to the nuclear power plant,” he said.
The attack damaged a high voltage line and shut down one of the plant’s reactors.
When the plant was taken over in March, the Russian military opened fire on buildings at the site, posing a major nuclear accident risk.