All those involved in nuclear blackmail must be tried by international court - president

All those involved in nuclear blackmail must be tried by international court - president

Russia uses the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a cover to intimidate Ukrainians and shell populated areas with impunity.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his nightly video address, Ukrinform reports.

"Today I would like to address the residents of Nikopol, Marhanets, Enerhodar, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia and all our other cities and communities of Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions. The occupiers are trying to intimidate people in an extremely cynical way, using the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. They actually hide behind the plant to fire at Nikopol and Marhanets. They arrange constant provocations with shelling of the territory of the nuclear power plant and try to bring their additional forces in this direction to blackmail our state and the entire free world even more. If someone over there in Russia thinks that it can give them something, then they are wrong. Russian blackmail only mobilizes even more global efforts to confront terror," Zelensky said.

He said that such actions by Russia would not go unpunished. All those involved in nuclear blackmail must be tried by an international court, Zelensky said.

"Absolutely all officials of the terrorist state, as well as those who help them in this blackmail operation with the nuclear power plant, must be tried by an international court. It will definitely be. And every Russian soldier who either shoots at the plant, or shoots under the cover of the plant, must understand that he is becoming a special target for our intelligence, for our secret service, for our army," he said.

Photo: President's Office

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