Russia, in its recent move, has issued a fresh warning that a disaster is still possible at the Moscow-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant in Ukraine.
While Russia, which has resumed shelling the eastern city of Kharkiv this week, alleges the Ukrainian side is continuing to endanger Europe’s largest nuclear plant in the south of the nation, as per reports.
Both sides have blamed each other of shelling at Zaporizhzhya. The Ukrainian army is threatening the nuclear plant with weapons supplied by the US, Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian National Security Council, said in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
As per Interfax, he said to a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, “If there is a disaster, the consequences will be felt in all corners of the world. Washington, London and their stooges will bear the responsibility.”
In a telephone conversation later on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin & his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, agreed that representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should assess the situation on the ground, the Kremlin said, adding that Moscow would offer the “necessary assistance”.
Russia has rejected international calls to withdraw its troops from the site, while there has been disagreement about the route the experts would take.
Earlier, Ukrainian authorities had put the blame on Russian forces for carrying out three attacks near a reactor at the Zaporizhzhya power plant in the south, although Moscow has controlled that area since the invasion began.
Whereas, Moscow claimed that the Ukrainian armed forces were behind the attacks.