Diplomatic sources said the UN Security Council will meet urgently on Friday to consider the situation in Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant following the Russian attack from Thursday night to Friday.
Diplomats told the Anadolu Agency (AA) that the United Kingdom’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has submitted an official request to the Presidency of the Security Council to convene an emergency session at 4:30 pm GMT this Friday.
The same sources specified that this session was also requested by the United States, France, Norway, Ireland and Albania.
The United Arab Emirates presides over the Security Council for the month of March.
Ukraine’s Nuclear Site Inspection Agency announced earlier on Friday that three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two others injured in a fire sparked by the Russian attack on Europe’s largest Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Ukrainian authorities have claimed that the territory of the plant is occupied by Russian forces and is operated by Ukrainian personnel.
“The reactor protection system was not affected and no radioactive leak was observed,” said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi. Zaporozhye site.
At dawn on Thursday, February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from many countries and claiming the most severe sanctions on Moscow.
*Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail
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