This article will provide you information on the topic that UN is alert on another shelling of a nuclear power plant in ukraine. There have been reports of additional shelling on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Ukraine and Russia are once more blaming one another for the attack.
Both sides claimed that the administrative office and fire station of the plant received 10 hits on Thursday.
The conflict at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, which Russia captured in early March, might “lead to calamity,”. UN Secretary General António Guterres said the above statement.
Ukraine issued a warning that Russia might cause the worst nuclear accident in history.
Foreign ministers from the G7 industrialised nations declared on Wednesday that Russia must promptly return control of the facility to Kiev.
Meanwhile, the US demanded the creation of a demilitarised zone surrounding the plant. Fighting close to a nuclear power station is risky and reckless, according to a State Department spokeswoman.
Last week, shelling occurred around the complex in central-eastern Ukraine, and both Russia and Ukraine have levelled accusations against one another for that incident.
According to Ukraine, Russia has converted the location into a military base and has been launching attacks from there while aware that Ukrainian forces are unlikely to respond in like.
Moscow refutes the assertion.
- Ukraine: Russia is utilising a nuclear power plant as a base.
- How near to a catastrophe was the nuclear plant attack?
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The Zaporizhzhia plant and the areas close to the nuclear complex were once more attacked by Russian invaders, according to a statement released by Ukraine’s nuclear agency Enerhoatom on Thursday.
It was reported that numerous radiation sensors were destroyed and an administrative office next to the welding area was struck. There was a tiny grass fire nearby, but nobody was hurt.
Enerhoatom also stated that the nearby fire station was a target.
They were forced to work overtime because the shelling made it hard to replace the staff after their shift.
Enerhoatom, though, said that things were currently under control.
Zaporizhzhia: The course of the crisis
- March 2022: Shortly after the start of their invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops seize the plant. Its management is told that the complex now belongs to Russian state nuclear power company Rosatom. Ukrainian staff continue to operate the plant under Russian control
- July: According to reports, Russian personnel equip the structure with rocket launchers, converting it into a military outpost.
- The plant is “totally out of control,” according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has to be inspected and repaired.
- August 5: Russian rocket fire reportedly forced Enerhoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear organisation, to deactivate a reactor from the power system after two rounds.
- 8 August: According to Ukraine, recent Russian shelling has injured a worker and destroyed three radiation monitors. Local authorities with support from Russia claim Ukrainian forces attacked the location with many rocket launchers.
- G7 foreign ministers demand that Russia quickly return control of the plant to Ukraine on August 10.
- On August 11, reports of additional bombardment of the plant surface, with Russia and Ukraine once more accusing one another.
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In a parallel statement, the Russian-installed leadership blamed Ukraine for the shelling.
They said that heavy artillery and multiple-launch rocket systems were being used by Ukrainian forces. None of the sides’ claims have been independently verified.
In the meantime, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning: “Urgent agreement at a technical level is needed on a secure boundary of demilitarisation to protect the area’s safety.”
Before the UN Security Council’s crisis meeting on the matter in New York City, Mr. Guterres was speaking.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, issued a warning in Kyiv, saying that “Russia may create the world’s biggest nuclear accident… greater than Chernobyl.” He was making reference to the 1986 nuclear plant accident at the Soviet-built facility north of Kiev.
According to Mr. Zelensky, such an incident would be equivalent to Russia using its nuclear weapons without ever launching one.
The Zaporizhzhia factory is in the Ukrainian city of Enerhodar, which is located on the left bank of the Dnieper River (Dnipro in Ukrainian).It houses radioactive waste and has six pressurised water reactors.Following the seizure of the site, Russia retained its Ukrainian staff. So far un watchdogs are unable to inspect the plant.