UN chief denounces "suicidal" attacks on nuclear power plants in Ukraine

UN chief denounces “suicidal” attacks on nuclear power plants in Ukraine

UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres on Monday called any attack on nuclear power plants “suicidal” and called for a halt to military operations around that of Zaporizhia, Ukraine, so that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can access it.

According to the UN head, any attack on nuclear power plants is a “suicidal thing.”

For the past week, the Secretary General continued to worry about nuclear risks to humanity, which he says is only “a misunderstanding” or “an error of judgment” from “nuclear annihilation”, he warned on August 1 in a speech in New York.

“I hope these attacks will end. At the same time, I hope the IAEA will be able to access the power plant in Zaporijjia, the largest in Europe, the scene since Friday of bombardments whose Russian and Ukrainian belligerents have mutually accused,” he added.

On August 6, on the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Mr Guterres felt that humanity was playing “with a loaded gun” in the context of current crises with nuclear connotations.

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