Zelenskyy warns of catastrophic consequences of Russian nuclear blackmail

20 August, 12:41 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Should Moscow be allowed to continue with its threats of nuclear terrorism at Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), this summer could be catastrophic for Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Telegram post on Aug. 19.

According to the president, Ukraine’s diplomats, its foreign partners, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency are working on a joint monitoring mission that could stabilize the situation at ZNPP.

The initiative could also become the foundation for securing the nearby town Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

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“(However,) this summer could become one of the most tragic ones in European history, if Russian nuclear blackmail continues,” said Zelenskyy.

“No nuclear power plant in the world has a playbook on what to do if a terrorist state makes it a military target.”

Zelenskyy discussed the proposed UN and IAEA mission with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during a meeting in Lviv on Aug. 18.

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