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Russia warns France of the consequences of attacks on Zaporijia

Russian President Vladimir Putin today warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of the “catastrophic consequences” of the attacks on the Zaporijia (Zaporizhzhya) nuclear power plant.

In a telephone call with Macron, Putin drew attention to the “regular Ukrainian attacks” on the plant, including on the radioactive waste deposit, pointing out that there may be “catastrophic consequences”.

In a statement, the Kremlin said that during the call, the Russian president spoke of the measures taken to ensure the safety of the plant and stressed the need to put pressure on the Kyiv authorities to end “immediately” the attacks on the plant.

According to the same note, the two leaders also expressed willingness to “cooperate in a depoliticized way” regarding the same plant, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Putin also once again deplored Western arms deliveries to Kyiv, saying they are used for “massive bombardment of the civilian infrastructure of the city of Donbass”.

Located in southern Ukraine and controlled by Russian forces, the Zaporijia power station has been bombed several times in recent weeks.

Moscow and Kyiv blame each other for these attacks.

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