Ukraine calls on partners to close the sky over nuclear facilities, including nuclear power plants, in order to secure them in a war. Russia turns seized nuclear facilities into militarywhich creates the risk of a man-made disaster.
“For the first time in history, civilian nuclear facilities were turned into military facilities and footholds of the Russian army – in violation of the provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on the peaceful use of atomic energy”– emphasized Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Nikolay Tochitsky.
Speaking at a conference of NPT member countries, the diplomat stressed that the world has witnessed nuclear terrorism sponsored by a nuclear state.
In this regard, Tochitsky called on the UN to take “decisive joint action” to prevent a nuclear catastrophe on a global scale.
“We ask you to close the sky over nuclear power plants in Ukraine, provide protection with air defense systems, prove by deed that an aggressor cannot remain without any punishment just because he owns nuclear weapons”– stressed the diplomat.
By invading Ukraine, Russia violated all norms of international law, the diplomat recalled. Just like expressing a clear intention to deploy its nuclear arsenal on the territory of non-nuclear states, which seriously threatens the Treaty.
Russia, with the capture of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, brought the tactics of using a “human shield” to a completely new, terrible level.said the US Secretary of State at the conference Anthony Blinken. The occupier uses the station as a military base to fire on the Ukrainians, knowing that they will not shoot back so as not to hit critical objects.