Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets has called for the Secretary General of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send a security mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces.
This is said in a statement published on the Ombudsman’s Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports.
“Once again, I call on the Secretary General of the UN, the IAEA and the entire world community to take possible measures to send a security mission to the Zaporizhzhia NPP, to completely demilitarize the NPP’s territory, as well as to provide security guarantees to the employees of the nuclear power plant and residents of Enerhodar city for the maintenance of the plant. Corresponding letters were prepared and sent today,” Lubinets said.
According to him, only decisive joint actions of the world community can save millions of human lives.
The ombudsman emphasized that the Russian Federation continues acts of nuclear terrorism against ZNPP facilities and its personnel.
Lubinets reminded that according to data provided by the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the territory of the ZNPP is mined, and some employees of the plant are subjected to torture and forced disappearance, and they receive threats. This endangers the lives of employees and prevents the normal operation of the facility.
The ombudsman stated that the presence of the Russian military at the nuclear power plant poses a huge threat not only to tens of millions of Ukrainians, but also to the whole world.
“The destructive consequences of nuclear terrorism and the spread of radioactivity do not ‘respect’ state borders, and radioactive emissions spread uncontrollably, the consequences of radioactive pollution remain for decades,” Lubinets emphasized.
As reported by Ukrinform, Russian invaders have been actively shelling the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in recent days, as well as the city of Enerhodar. Enemy attacks on the ZNPP pose a serious threat to nuclear safety.