“Below the duvet of the plant, the occupiers are shelling close by cities and communities,” Zelensky mentioned in his night handle.
“Any radiation incident on the Zaporizhzhia NPP can have an effect on the nations of the European Union, Turkey, Georgia and nations from extra distant areas. The whole lot relies upon solely on the path and velocity of the wind,” he mentioned.
“If Russia’s actions trigger a disaster, the implications may additionally hit those that stay silent thus far.”
Zelensky known as on the worldwide group to undertake “new robust sanctions towards Russia” and to not yield to “nuclear blackmail”.
“All Russian troops have to be instantly withdrawn from the plant and neighbouring areas with none circumstances,” he mentioned.
The plant, Europe’s largest nuclear facility, was captured by Russian troops initially of March, not lengthy after Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine.
Because the finish of July, Zaporizhzhia has been the goal of a variety of navy strikes, with each Moscow and Kyiv accusing one another of being behind the shelling.
The combating on the plant was the topic of an emergency assembly of the UN Safety Council final Thursday.
Ukraine has accused Russia of utilizing the plant as a base for doable assaults and for storing weapons.