US News Ukraine: a "catastrophe" in Zaporojjia would threaten all Europe, warns Zelensky

08:00  16 august  2022
08:00  16 august  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

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U does not "disaster" at the Zaporojia nuclear power plant, under Russian control in the south of the Ukraine , would threaten the ' Europe entire, warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday.

"Sheltered from the station, the occupants bomb the surrounding cities and communities," accused Mr. Zelensky in his address on Monday evening.

"Any radioactive incident at the Zaporojia nuclear power plant can take a blow to the countries of the European Union, to the Turkey , to the Georgia , and to more distant countries. It all depends on the management and The strength of the wind, "continued Ukraininen President.

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"If the actions of the Russia lead to a catastrophe, the consequences could strike those who remain silent for the 'Instant, "he warned.

He called on the international community to adopt "new hard sanctions against Russia" and not to "give in to nuclear blackmail". "All Russian forces must immediately withdraw from the station and the surrounding areas without any condition," he said.

The Zaporijia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, had been taken in early March by Russian troops, at the start of their invasion of Ukraine launched on February 24.

Since the end of July, several strikes, the two parties of which are accused each other, have targeted the site, raising fears of a nuclear disaster and causing a meeting of the UN Security Council last week.

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Nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia. Biden, Macron, Scholz and Johnson call for "restraint" .
© Sergei ilnitsky / EPA-EFE archives A Russian soldier in front of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, in the south-east of Ukraine, May 1, 2022. Photo illustration. The American, French, German and British leaders called on Sunday to the "restraint" around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijia in Ukraine, the largest in Europe, occupied by the Russian army.

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