The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, expressed his “grave concern” over the recent bombing of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, on Saturday and Sunday, calling on Russia to stop the “nuclear gamble”.
“Deeply concerned about the recent bombing, this weekend, of the illegally controlled Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant,” Borrell said in a tweet.
He added: “This is unacceptable and Russia must stop this nuclear gamble.”
In his tweet, Borrell also expressed his full support for the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, to work on nuclear safety in the vicinity of the plant.
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And Sunday, the International Atomic Energy Agency called for an “immediate” halt to any military actions at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, whoever is responsible for those practices.
This came in response to the agency’s announcement that strong explosions had been monitored in the vicinity of the station on Saturday and Sunday.
For its part, the Russian state news agency “Tass” reported that 15 explosions were monitored at the station’s site, accusing the Ukrainian side of being responsible for these attacks.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s nuclear agency, Energoatom, later said that the Russian military had hit facilities inside the plant 12 times.
During the first months of the Russian war in Ukraine, combat operations broke out in the vicinity of the Zaporizhia station, which Russia has controlled since last March, and a Ukrainian team works in it.