43 States Against the Russian Nuclear Blackmail 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
43 States Against the Russian Nuclear Blackmail 

Countries of the world called on the RF to withdraw troops from the Zaporizhzhia NPP in Energodar 

Ukrainian authorities and residents, from the first days of the beginning of the nuclear blackmail of Russia, call to think about the security of life. The United Nations was also concerned. But recent events have not only brought the UN Security Council together to consider the situation around the Zaporizhzhia station but have forced 42 states to turn to Russia.

The world's countries, including all the states of the European Union, have launched a collective appeal to the aggressor country. The appeal calls on Russia to withdraw its armed forces from the territory of the nuclear facility and the territories close to it. Also, 42 countries are asking Russia to release all personnel from the nuclear plant. Recall that the employees of the NPP, since March 2 (date of occupation — ed.), work in inappropriate conditions and are subjected to mental and physical torture. There have also been cases of abduction of station workers from their homes.

Countries noted that the Russian Federation was disrupting the work of the International atomic energy agency, which could not regulate and control the station because of shelling and restricted access.

"The deployment of Russian military personnel and weapons at a nuclear facility is unacceptable and violates the principles of safety, security, and safeguards to which all International atomic energy agency members have committed themselves," is written collectively.

In addition to all EU countries, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, North Macedonia, the United States, Montenegro, South Korea, and the United Kingdom signed an official document addressed to the aggressor country.

Putin has not yet commented on the appeal of other leaders. The document may be ignored as, on August 14, Russia again shelled the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Occupation forces damaged the distribution device on the station, nitrogen-oxygen station, integrated auxiliary housing, and pump station household drain. There is a risk of radiation and fire, but emergency protection works. 1 out of 3 operating power units is now disconnected.

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