Antonio Guterres Ukraine Visit: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he was seriously concerned about the condition of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant after the shelling in Ukraine. UN Secretary-General Guterres is currently in Lviv, where he met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss Kyiv’s conflict with Russia. Discussed about the measures to eliminate and the safety of the Zaporizhia Plant, the largest nuclear power station in Europe.
After discussions in Ukraine, Guterres told reporters he was deeply concerned about the situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant and called for the removal of military equipment and personnel from the plant. It is also being said in the reports that Guterres has said about Zaporizhia that any damage to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant would be like ‘suicide’.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was gravely concerned by the situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, after it came under shelling in Ukraine, reports Reuters
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What did Guterres say?
“In close contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN Secretariat has assessed that we have support in Ukraine for any IAEA mission from Kyiv to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Plant,” the UN Secretary-General said in a statement after the trilateral meeting in Ukraine. logistical and security capabilities, provided both Russia and Ukraine agree. Military equipment and personnel must be withdrawn from the plant. Further deployment of forces and military equipment at this place should be ignored. There is a need to free the area from the army.
Damage to the Zaporizhia Plant
Let us tell you that the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in the city of Enerhodar has also been damaged in the Russian attack in Ukraine. Recently, radiation started leaking from this nuclear plant. Although it was said to be normal radiation, the condition could have been fatal if it had been more. Plant spokesman Andrey Tuz said Russian shells fell directly on the plant, causing a fire in one of the six reactors. When the accident happened, the reactor was closed and repair work was going on, but it was filled with nuclear fuel. The whole of Europe and America, including Ukraine, was shaken by the incident of nuclear reactor fire. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky even said that if the nuclear plant exploded, the whole of Europe would be destroyed.