United Nations warns of catastrophe as Ukraine and Russia blame each other for shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
UN chief: Military activity at Ukraine nuke plant must end
The United Nations chief called Thursday for an immediate end to all military activity around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, warning that any damage could lead to “catastrophic consequences” in the region and beyond.
His call came as more shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was reported, with Ukraine and Russia again blaming each other for the attack.
Each side said there were 10 hits on the plant’s administrative office and fire station on Thursday, the BBC reported.
Russian and Ukrainian officials have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the plant and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued the statement ahead of a UN Security Council meeting Thursday afternoon. It was called by Russia to discuss what Moscow claims were Ukrainian attacks on the plant.