Vitaly Kim, the governor of the Mykolaiv region, announced on the Telegram messaging application that four children were injured in the rocket attack, which damaged several residential buildings in Voznesensk, writes the Reuters. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Mykolaiv area later informed that 12 civilians were injured
The city is located about 30 kilometers from the Pivdennoukrajinszka Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP), which is the second largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The state energy company Enerhoatom, which controls a total of four Ukrainian nuclear power plants, called the attack on Voznesensk “another case of Russian nuclear terrorism”. It is possible that this missile was specifically aimed at the Pyvdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant, which the Russian army tried to seize at the beginning of March, Enerhoatom said in a statement.
On Saturday, an air raid warning was in effect in the Mykolaiv area.
Ukrainian authorities have called on the United Nations and other international organizations to force Russian forces to leave Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which was seized shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. The town of Enerhodar, home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, has been shelled several times, with Moscow and Kyiv blaming each other for the attacks.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, after his talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, said that the UN must guarantee the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces.
Zelensky stressed that Russian “nuclear blackmail” at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is one of the biggest risks created by Russia’s war against Ukraine, and that countries must give a tough and consistent response to any steps that threaten nuclear safety in order to stop it in time. According to the Ukrainian president, Russia should immediately withdraw its troops from the area of the nuclear power plant, MTI previously wrote.
The UN Secretary General called for the “demilitarization” of the area around the nuclear power plant, according to which an agreement is urgently needed to restore the nuclear facility as a purely civilian infrastructure and guarantee the security of the region.
On Friday, however, Russia rejected the proposal to demilitarize the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, because, according to them, it would “make the nuclear facility much more vulnerable.”
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