03 October 2022,   02:52
US supports idea of creating demilitarized zone around Zaporozhye NPP - State Department

US authorities uphold the idea of creating a demilitarized zone around the Zaporozhye NPP, Reuters reported citing a representative of the United States Department of State.

“Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous and irresponsible - and we continue to call on Russia to cease all military operations at or near Ukrainian nuclear facilities and return full control to Ukraine, and support Ukrainian calls for a demilitarized zone around the nuclear power plant”, - the official said.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged to establish a safe perimeter around the Zaporozhye NPP. He stressed that “the facility must not be used as part of any military operation”. According to Guterres, “instead, urgent agreement is needed at a technical level on a safe perimeter of demilitarization to ensure the safety of the area”.