Stefanchuk calls on parliaments of 10 countries to make Russia withdraw troops from NPPs

Stefanchuk calls on parliaments of 10 countries to make Russia withdraw troops from NPPs

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk appealed to the speakers of the parliaments of 10 countries and the IAEA to immediately take all possible measures to withdraw Russian troops from the territories of Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

"Today, the democratic world cannot turn a blind eye to the acts of Russian terrorism against Ukraine. The place of terrorists is on the dock. I am sure that we will soon see all the accomplices of this terrible crime behind bars. I underscored this in my appeals to the heads of parliaments of 10 countries," Stefanchuk posted on Facebook.

Stefanchuk called on Argentine, Brazilian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Dominican, Costa Rican, Paraguayan, Panamanian, Peruvian, Uruguayan partners, and the IAEA to take all possible measures immediately to withdraw Russian troops from the NPPs and take these and other facilities of Ukraine under the protection.

"I thanked the colleagues for their consistent support for Ukraine, in particular within the UN, as well as for strongly condemning Russia's invasion of our country. At the same time, I pointed out the need for more decisive and active actions of the world community aimed at deterring the aggressor and ending the war," Stefanchuk noted.

He added that he expected Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru to join sanctions against Russia "which will prevent it from continuing to commit war crimes against Ukraine and our people."

As reported, Russian troops captured Zaporizhzhia NPP on the night of March 4. The plant's staff continues to work but is forced to coordinate its actions with the invaders.

As a result of enemy shelling on March 16, the 750kV Kakhovka high-voltage transmission line, which supplies electricity from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, was damaged.

On the first day of the aggression, Russian troops captured the Chornobyl NPP.


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