The European Union (EU) head of diplomacy expressed his “full support” for the creation of a “protection zone” around the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, after new bombings on the weekend.
“Full support” to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, “to work towards nuclear safety and the protection zone around” the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, in southern Ukraine, highlighted the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant has been under the control of Russian forces since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Moscow and Kiev have exchanged accusations about the origin of attacks around the complex in recent months.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also mentioned, through the social network Twitter, that he is “very concerned about the latest bombing over the weekend at the illegally taken Zaporijia nuclear power plant”🇧🇷
“This is unacceptable and this Russian nuclear ‘game’ must end,” added the Spanish diplomat.
The IAEA reported that the bombings that took place in recent days were the strongest in recent monthswithout attributing responsibility to any of the parties.
After an inspection carried out this Monday by several of its specialists to the plant, the UN nuclear agency considered that, despite the serious bombings, the plant does not face “immediate security concerns”🇧🇷
However, the director general, Rafael Grossi, recalled that this “is a great cause for concern, as it clearly demonstrates the great intensity of the attacks on one of the largest nuclear power stations in the world”.
Grossi again warned of the need to create a security zone around the complex.
In recent months, the Argentine has appealed to Moscow and Kiev for the establishment of a nuclear safety zone around the plant.
On Sunday, the head of the IAEA said that the attacks on the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia were “absolutely deliberate, directed”classifying the situation as “extremely serious”.
For his part, the CEO of Russia’s state-owned atomic energy company, Alexei Likhachev, warned this Monday of the risk of a nuclear disaster in Zaporizhia, warning that “will be unprecedented and one that will change the course of history forever”🇧🇷