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Ukraine's Zelenskyy: UN must ensure security of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant


Kyiv accuses Moscow, whose forces captured the nuclear plant in March, of using it as a shield from which it shells Ukrainian targets. It also says Russia has shelled the plant. Moscow says Ukraine is the one shelling the facility.

Russia said on Thursday it could shut down Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after it came under shelling at the front lines in Ukraine, a move Kyiv said would increase the risk of a nuclear catastrophe there.

In a post on Telegram under two photos of Zelenskyy and Guterres meeting, the Ukrainian leader added: “We agreed to continue the coordination of the grain initiative implementation.

“We also discussed the possible directions of its development, the issue of illegal and forced deportation of Ukrainians, the release of our military personnel and medics from captivity,” he said.

Under the Jul 22 framework deal brokered by Turkey and the UN, Ukraine managed in early August to resume exports from its Black Sea ports, which had been stalled for five months because of Russia’s Feb 24 invasion.



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