UNITED NATIONS, November 24. /TASS/. UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo has slammed shelling attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant as reckless and deplorable.
"We also remain deeply concerned about the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe. The reported shelling at the plant over the weekend is reckless and deplorable," she said at a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Wednesday.
After a two-month pause Ukrainian troops have resumed shelling attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. At least 25 shells were fired at the plant on November 19-20 alone. One of the shells hit the roof of special building No.2, which holds nuclear fuels. The attack was repelled by retaliatory fire. The radiation background around the plant is within norms.
The Zaporozhye nuclear plant is Europe’s biggest nuke plant in operation. Russia took control of it in late February, shortly after the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine. Ever since, the plant has come under shelling by Ukrainian troops more than once. The plant was visited by an IAEA mission in early September, leaving several employees as observers. After the visit, the organization issued a report calling for creating a security zone around the ZNPP to prevent possible emergencies due to combat operations.