The occupying authorities of the Zaporozhye region proposed to declare a regime of silence around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in response to the calls of the UN and Western countries to Russia to withdraw troops from the territory of the nuclear power plant.
This would “sober up” Ukraine, said Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the pro-Russian administration of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine. transmits RIA Novosti.
Since March, the territory of the station has been controlled by Russian troops. In recent weeks, it has been shelled repeatedly, Kyiv and Moscow blame each other for this.
On the eve of 42 countries of the world called on Russia to withdraw troops from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, from its immediate environs and from all over Ukraine. The appeal notes that the presence of the Russian military prevents Ukraine from complying with its obligations to maintain nuclear safety, and the IAEA from exercising its powers as a nuclear regulator at the facility.
- Moscow claims that the Russian military is stationed at the nuclear power plant only to protect it during the war. Moscow is calling on IAEA inspectors to visit the facility, saying that the Ukrainian side is preventing the visit. Kyiv says Russia must withdraw troops to ensure the visit is in line with Ukrainian law.
- The UN called on Russia and Ukraine to organize a demilitarized zone around the station. A similar appeal was made by Ukraine, supported by several countries, including the United States. Moscow does not support this proposal.