UN chief urges parties to withdraw military personnel and equipment from Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

The United Nations Secretary General said he is “gravely concerned” about the situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine,

Reports of “further deeply worrying incidents” in the past few days could “lead to disaster,” António Guterres said.

He called for the involved parties to withdraw any military personnel and equipment from the plant “and refrain from any further deployment of forces or equipment to the site.”

“We must be clear that any potential damage to Zaporizhzhia or any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine, or anywhere else, could lead to catastrophic consequences not only for the immediate vicinity, but for the region and beyond,” he added. “This is wholly unacceptable.”

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