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Guterres urged to agree on a safe perimeter around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. File photoUN, Aug 11UN Secretary General António Guterres announced the need to agree on a technical level of a secure perimeter around the Zaporozhye NPP in order to ensure the security of the area. also remove military personnel and equipment from the NPP.The Director General of the IAEA plans to personally lead a mission of experts to the ZNPP”The facility should not be used as part of any military operation. Instead, an urgent agreement is needed at the technical level on a safe demilitarization perimeter to ensure the security of the area,” Guterres said in a statement. the left bank of the Dnieper near the town of Energodar. This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity. Six power units are installed at the station. ZNPP has been guarded by the Russian military since March. The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized the justification for the Russian military to take protection of the power plant from the point of view of preventing leaks of nuclear and radioactive materials. Ukrainian troops have already attempted to attack the territory of the nuclear power plant several times since the start of the special operation. Shelling has become more frequent since August 5. On the night of August 7, Ukrainian troops launched a strike from the Uragan MLRS at the ZNPP, fragments and a rocket engine fell about 400 meters from the station’s operating power unit, Energodar authorities reported. Two power units are not operating at full capacity after the shelling. The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, expressed concern over the shelling of the ZNPP.

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