Shelling kills 1 in Ukraine; Russia seeks n-plant security assurance
At least one person was killed by rocket fire from Russian forces on the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine on Sunday, while a Russian envoy urged Ukraine to provide security guarantees so that foreign inspectors may visit a nuclear power plant that has come under attack.
Nearby to the Russian-occupied city of Kherson, which Ukrainian forces have vowed to recover, is the Mykolaiv region.
The Bereznehuvate hamlet in the Mykolaiv region was shelled early on Sunday, according to the Ukrainian emergency service.
Concern regarding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, which is held by Russian soldiers and has occasionally been shelled, has risen considerably as conflict intensifies in southern Ukraine as Russia’s war approaches six months. The bombardment, which officials claim has harmed monitoring tools and may cause a nuclear disaster, is blamed on both Russia and Ukraine.
The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is the Zaporizhzhia facility.
Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s representative to international organisations located in Vienna, urged Ukraine to cease its attacks on the plant to permit an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
It is critical that the Ukrainians halt their shelling of the station and offer mission personnel security assurances. An international team cannot be sent to work while being continuously shelled by artillery, he said, according to a report published by the Russian state news outlet Tass on Sunday.