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Russia responds to UNSC briefing on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant


Moscow, 18 April 2024 (TDI): Russia responded to the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) briefing regarding Ukraine’s actions at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).

The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia addressed recent events discussed at the UN Security Council briefing.

Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stressed that Ukraine has been gaining continued support from Western countries.

Collective Western perspective on Ukraine’s actions

Zakharova’s statement highlighted concerns: “We see that the West allows Ukraine to do anything. When the Kyiv regime’s crimes are overlooked, it is like aiding and abetting.”

During the Security Council briefing, Ukraine’s attack on the ZNPP was a key topic. This situation showed that Ukraine appears to act without consequences, backed by Western powers.

Zakharova’s comments reflected growing Russian concerns about what is seen as the West’s leniency towards Ukraine’s actions.

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The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is located in southeastern Ukraine and is the largest nuclear facility in Europe. It plays a crucial role in Ukraine’s energy supply and is important for regional stability.

Zakharova stressed that Russia sees silence or lack of condemnation towards the Kyiv regime’s actions as complicity. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believed this silence encourages Ukraine to engage in provocative actions without fear of consequences.

These statements came amidst increasing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, particularly seen in military activities and exchanges of fire in eastern Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized the need for international attention and accountability regarding Ukraine’s actions, especially near critical infrastructure like nuclear plants.

In short, Russia responded to the UN Security Council’s briefing regarding Ukraine’s actions at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. Zakharova pointed out that the UN Security Council briefing clearly showed how the collective West perceives Ukraine’s actions, particularly its attacks on the ZNPP.

Tehreem Ahmad
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