Update: 21.08.2022 19:37
Berlin/London/ – After today’s conference call, the leaders of the United States, Britain, France and Germany called for restraint in the vicinity of the Russian-occupied Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine. They are also calling for an inspection mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the facility, which Kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of shelling in recent weeks. The agencies informed about it.
In a joint phone call, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, American President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for military restraint in the vicinity of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. According to them, the IAEA agency should be quickly allowed to send inspectors to this location, the DPA agency reported, citing a spokesman for the German government.
The Western leaders also stated their “firm determination to support Ukraine in the face of Russian invasion,” according to a joint statement published by the British Prime Minister’s office, quoted by Reuters.
In recent weeks, Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the immediate vicinity of the power plant, which is located in the town of Enerhodar in the Zaporozhye region and is still operated by Ukrainian technicians. The head of the Ukrainian military administration in the city of Nikopol, Yevhen Yevtushenko, said today, according to the Kyiv Independent server, that Russian forces fired artillery from the premises of the power plant at the cemetery in the village of Marhanec.
The French president told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation on Friday that he was concerned about security risks at the nuclear facility. According to him, the head of the Kremlin agreed to send IAEA experts to this power plant.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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