The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoganwarned this Thursday of the risk of a new nuclear catastrophe that could result from the russian invasion in ukrainewhere are they several atomic power plants, fighting target.
“We do not want a new ChernobylErdogan said in a statement he read out at the end of his trilateral meeting in Lviv with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyand the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
After arriving in the Ukrainian city at noon, Erdogan first met with Zelensky, before meeting both with Guterres, in a meeting that lasted about 40 minutesreports the Turkish agency Anadolu.
For his part, the UN Secretary-General on Thursday called for there are no military actions at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plantthe largest in Europe, and that there be an agreement for it to be used as civil infrastructure and guarantee the security of the area.
“The facility must not be used as part of any military operation. Instead, an agreement is urgently needed to restore Zaporizhia as a purely civilian infrastructure and ensure the security of the area,” he said.
Guterres assured that the secretary general has the capacity to support any mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Zaporizhia, under the condition that Russia and Ukraine agree.
Zelensky asks to demilitarize Zaporizhia
Volodímir Zelenski asked António Guterres this Thursday that the organization guarantee the demilitarization of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant, under the control of Russian troops, to prevent a catastrophe from occurring there.
Zelenski affirmed that the “deliberate terror” of the Russian troops in that facility “may have catastrophic global consequences for the whole world“, according to the office of the Ukrainian president.
In addition, Zelensky said that the UN “has to guarantee the security of that strategic place, its demilitarization and the complete liberation of russian troops“.