Canadian MP calls for convincing UN to deploy mission at ZNPP

Canadian MP calls for convincing UN to deploy mission at ZNPP

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It is necessary to convince the United Nations to send its mission to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, while the member states should determine who is ready to deploy forces to stabilize the situation and make Russia pull its military from the nuclear facility.

That’s according to James Bezan, Member of the Canadian House of Commons, who spoke with Guildhall, Ukrinform reports.

“I’m not surprised to again see them threatening to bomb the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, they did it in Chornobyl at the beginning of the war. They don’t care about the humanitarian disaster they are about to create by bombing nuclear facilities, they don’t care about the environmental impact. All he (Vladimir Putin - ed.) cares about is inflicting as much pain and misery as possible on people of Ukraine,” MP said.

Noting the highly sensitive nature of the latest developments around the ZNPP, the legislator said “the UN, OSCE, and IAEA have to intervene and get Russia to back out.”

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Bezan added that the UN must be convinced to send a peacekeeping mission to the ZNPP to resolve the situation.

It should then be voted to determine which countries are “prepared to provide peacekeeping troops to secure that facility,” the lawmaker noted.

Earlier, reacting to the threat around the ZNPP, members of the British Parliament, French Senate, German Bundestag, as well as the parliaments of Finland and Estonia, advocated the introduction of a special UN security mission to the ZNPP.

The head of the Defense Committee of the French Senate, Guillaume Gontard, said that Russia is using the ZNPP as a weapon of war, and called for an immediate UN special security mission to be sent to the site to resolve the situation.

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Member of the Bundestag with the CDU/CSU Roderich Kiesewetter stressed that the accident at the ZNPP could lead to an unprecedented nuclear disaster and catastrophic consequences for the whole world, and called on the UN to consider the introduction of a special security mission at the ZNPP, adding that Russia should be stripped of its veto right at the UN.

Member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament, Lord Meghnad Desai, also said that in the face of the threat of a nuclear catastrophe due to Russia's actions at the ZNPP, a special UN security mission should be introduced there.

Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) Marco Michelson said that Russia's actions at the ZNPP are acts of nuclear terrorism. He noted that the Russian Federation should immediately stop such activities and give the UN or the IAEA access to the facility to ensure nuclear safety.

Member of the Finnish Parliament’s Defense Committee, Anders Adlercreutz also demanded that the Russian armed forces immediately leave the ZNPP and provide access to the site for the IAEA.

Memo. On August 5, Russian invaders fired at the Zaporizhia NPP, hitting a high-voltage power line and causing an emergency fuse to go off at one of the power units.

Three strikes were recorded at the station site, close to a power unit where the nuclear reactor is located. The Russian armed forces seriously damaged the nitrogen-oxygen station and the joint auxiliary building.

On August 6, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the Russian invaders had mined the ZNPP site.

On August 8, a Russian military official in a statement said the invasion forces would blow up the mined ZNPP if forced to retreat, as the Energoatom nuclear operator reported.

The Office of the President of Ukraine called on the UN and IAEA to send special missions to the ZNPP to stabilize the situation.


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