Peskov urged to put pressure on Kiev to stop the shelling of the NPP

Cooling basin installation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar. Archive photo

Russia believes that all countries should exert pressure on Ukraine to not fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and did not threaten the security of the whole of Europe, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

“Military tensions could reduce the pressure on the Ukrainian side to stop the attacks of this and adjacent areas”, – said Peskov told reporters.

Zaporizhzhya is located on the left Bank of the Dnieper near the Enerhodar. It is the largest by number of units and installed capacity of nuclear power plants in Europe. Since March she is under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed the propriety of taking the Russian military under the protection of the plant from the point of view of preventing leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continue to regularly fire Energodar, surrounding villages and adjacent to the city the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.

During the RAID, the Russian military took control of the Azov part of the Zaporozhye region, and all the Kherson region, occupying the major cities such as Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Ukraine, and cut off from the sea of Azov. In both regions formed the new administration, is the broadcasting of Russian TV channels and radio stations are restored trade and transport links with the Crimea. The regions have announced plans to join Russia.