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Russian Foreign Ministry says U.N. proposal to demilitarise Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'unacceptable'

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Russian Foreign Ministry says U.N. proposal to demilitarise Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'unacceptable'
Russian Foreign Ministry says U.N. proposal to demilitarise Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'unacceptable'   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">MOSCOW</span> – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed a proposal by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to demilitarise the area around the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.</p> <p>During a press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechaev said the proposals were “unacceptable”.</p> <p>The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant was captured by Russia in March, shortly after it ordered tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in what it calls a “special military operation”. The facility remains near the frontlines, and has repeatedly come under fire in recent weeks, sparking fears of a nuclear disaster.</p> <p>Both Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of shelling the plant.</p> <p/> </div>