Ukraine will not consider the issue of a controlled shutdown of the Zaporizhzhya NPP to prevent any radiation leaks. The station provides electricity to two regions of Ukraine, which is especially important with the approach of winter.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reported this in an interview with ABC news.
"I know that the Russians would like the reactors to be disconnected from the Ukrainian grid and connected to the Russian grid. No, we do not agree with these statements," Zelenskiy said.
At the same time, he noted that Russian troops captured the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, consisting of six units. "It means six Chernobyls, it means the greatest danger in Europe, it is a nuclear weapon," he added.
"There should not be military personnel. There should not be military equipment on the territory. And there should not be nuclear plant workers who... are surrounded by people with firearms," Zelenskiy said.
We will remind that Ukraine proposes to send an EU and UN mission to the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that this could help in the demilitarization of the station.