The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the actions of the Russian occupation troops on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant they seized in Energodar on August 05, 2022.

In particular, against the backdrop of a cynical video statement by the President of the Russian Federation at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons about the lack of intentions of the Russian Federation to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, Russia resorted to numerous provocations at a nuclear facility, the statement says, Ukrinform reports.

After commissioning from the beginning of August 2022 in the premises of the 1st and 2nd units ZNPP, being under repair, military trucks and SUVs filled with weapons, today there were artillery shelling of the territory near the industrial site of the ZNPP. As a result of three recorded hits, the ZNPP high-voltage power distribution line, the Zaporizhzhya TPP, was damaged.

The possible consequences of getting into an operating reactor are equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the world community to urgently take measures to force Russia to release the ZNPP and transfer the power plant to Ukrainian control for the sake of the security of the whole world.