Allies Want The Nuclear Power Station In Zaporizhzhia To Be More Secure

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The United States, Britain, France, Germany, and others have emphasised the necessity to protect nuclear plants that are at risk due to the situation in Ukraine as reported by BBC.

Russia’s incursion

The four leaders also reaffirmed their support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s incursion in a phone chat on Sunday.

There are already worries of a catastrophe as Moscow and Kyiv accuse one another of firing a nuclear reactor controlled by Russia.

Prior to Independence Day celebrations, President Volodymyr Zelensky advised Ukrainians to exercise caution.

In a weekend address, he warned that Russia “may try to do something extremely repulsive, particularly terrible.”

He continued, “We must be strong enough to resist all provocation because one of the enemy’s main goals is to humiliate us.”

On Wednesday, August 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day will also celebrate six months since Russia invaded the country.

The disagreement

The disagreement was the topic of a conference call on Sunday that included Boris Johnson of the UK, Joe Biden of the US, Emmanuel Macron of France, and Olaf Scholz of Germany.

After it was over, they advocated military caution near the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, where recent fighting has sparked concerns about a catastrophe worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident.

The agreement, which Russian President Vladimir Putin approved on Friday, will allow UN inspectors to visit the plant at a later time.

The four leaders added that they had “decided to sustain assistance for Ukraine in its defence against Russian aggression.”

On Sunday, Ukraine reported additional missile strikes, particularly in the town of Nikopol, which is close to the Zaporizhzhia power plant.

Drone attack

In the city of Sevastopol in the Russian-occupied Crimea, a new drone attack on Saturday targeted Russia’s Black Sea navy. A Ukrainian drone was reportedly shot down, according to the local Russian authorities.

Drone attacks have reportedly occurred often recently in Crimea, including one on a base close to Sevastopol on Thursday and another on the harbour on Friday.

Nine Russian jets were destroyed earlier this month at a Russian military station on Crimea’s western shore.

Ukraine has pledged to recapture the peninsula after Russia attacked and annexed it in 2014. Kyiv hasn’t confirmed or denied its involvement in the most recent strikes, though.

Putin’s influence

The ultra-nationalist scholar Alexander Dugin’s daughter was killed in a suspected vehicle bombing late on Saturday in Russia, where her father is a close ally of President Putin.

After an explosion on the road outside of Moscow, Darya Dugina, 29, passed away.

It’s possible that her father, who is referred to as “Putin’s brain,” was the attack’s targeted victim.

Both had attended a celebration honouring the country. President Putin is thought to have been influenced by Aleksandr Dugin’s writings regarding the necessity of reestablishing the Russian empire.

 

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Source: BBC

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