Borrell supports call for demilitarisation of ZNPP, urges IAEA to visit

Borrell supports call for demilitarisation of ZNPP, urges IAEA to visit

Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, supports the call for the demilitarisation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP and urges the IAEA to visit the plant.

“Zaporizhzhia facility must not be used as part of any military operation. I support call for demilitarisation of area starting with full withdrawal of Russian forces, and urge IAEA to visit,” Borrell posted on Twitter.

He also underscored that Russia must immediately hand back full control over the facility to Ukraine as its rightful sovereign owner.

As reported, on August 11, the enemy continued shelling the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine and in Europe. In particular, five hits were recorded near a welding area and a storage of radiation sources. Five more explosions occurred in the area of ​​a fire station, located not far from the ZNPP.

At the UN Security Council meeting on August 11, where the issue of Zaporizhzhia NPP security was discussed amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the intensification of hostilities in the south of the country, Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, emphasized that Russia must grant the IAEA mission access to the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Photo credit: DPA


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