September 26, 2022

Ukraine, Russia War: Shelling Europe’s largest nuclear plant suicidal -UN Chief, Guterres warns

Ukraine, Russia War: Shelling Europe’s largest nuclear plant suicidal -UN Chief, Guterres warns

Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General has warned that shelling Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia power station is ‘suicidal’.

Guterres who gave the warning while speaking at an event in Japan to commemorate the Hiroshima atomic bombing also said a team of international inspectors should immediately be given access to the plant to assess the damage.

The UN Chief was quoted as saying, “We fully support the International Atomic Energy Agency, (IAEA), in all their efforts in relation to creating the conditions of stabilisation of the plant”.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Chief also warned on Saturday that the latest attack ‘underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster.

Ukraine and Russia have each accused the other of attacking the plant, which is under the control of Putin’s military but is still being run by Ukrainian technicians and continues to provide power to the country.

Reports indicated that the Zaporizhzhia plant was struck twice last week – once on Friday and then again on Saturday.

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