Ukraine is ready to provide a corridor for the arrival of the UN and IAEA mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under the occupation of Russian troops. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a press conference following the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform in Kyiv.
“Our specialists are at the plant. Thank God, we managed to leave them there. Thanks to this, the nuclear power plant is working, there were no emissions there as of today. The danger is one hundred percent, because we do not control what is happening there,” the President said.
In particular, according to him, there is information that the occupiers were bringing something into the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. The safety of this cannot be established.
“That is, anything can happen: mining, explosions or dangerous disconnection from our networks and switching the flow to another direction. This can lead to a tragedy for the whole world,” emphasized Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The President noted that the issue of ZNPP security is raised at all levels. In particular, the Head of State discussed it with the Presidents of France, Turkey, other leaders, as well as with representatives of the UN and the IAEA. It was agreed that the occupiers should leave the territory of the plant, because this is no longer a matter of war, but of security for the whole world.
“We need to put pressure on Russia, give them an ultimatum from the international community that they should leave (the territory of ZNPP – ed.), withdraw equipment, bombs, weapons and people who definitely do not understand what is happening there and have no relation to atomic energy,” the Head of State emphasized.
According to him, Ukraine proposed that experts from the IAEA and the UN come to our country and, in compliance with Ukrainian legislation, arrive at the occupied part of the Ukrainian territory – the ZNPP.
“We are glad that all the civilized people have heard us, and now we are waiting for their arrival. We are ready to provide a safe corridor for them to go to the temporarily occupied territory,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President also noted that Ukraine is aware of the attempts of the occupiers to disconnect the ZNPP, but they were not implemented.
“Let’s believe that they heard that this is dangerous for the whole world,” added the Head of State.