Ned Price Department of State Concerned about Situation at Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant
The Foreign Office called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the plant
The US State Department said that the US remains concerned about the situation at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, which was captured by Russian troops.
< p>“The power the plant produces when it's fully operational belongs to Ukraine,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said. – This is Ukrainian territory, this is a Ukrainian station. “Any hostilities, Russian hostilities in the vicinity of this plant pose a serious danger to the nuclear installation.”
He said that military operations should not be conducted in the area of nuclear installations and nuclear facilities.
“This is a message that we conveyed with all clarity to the Russians. This is a message that was also delivered by the IAEA,” Price said.
“We strongly support calls for the demilitarization of the area around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, including the withdrawal of Russian troops from the plant and their immediate withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine,” – Price noted.