Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Russian forces trying to seize control of Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, says President Zelensky

Kiev: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Russian occupation forces were trying to take control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

“Russian occupying forces are trying to seize the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Our defenders are giving their lives so that the tragedy of 1986 is not repeated. Reported this to Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersen. It was a war against the whole Declaration is Europe,” he said in a tweet. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry tweeted that the Russian attack on Ukraine “could lead to another ecological disaster.”

“In 1986, the world witnessed the greatest technical disaster at Chernobyl,” the ministry tweeted. “If Russia continues the war, Chernobyl could happen again in 2022.”

Amid Russian military operations, the Ukrainian president is forming an anti-Russian coalition against President Vladimir Putin.
He said he had spoken to French President Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Karl Nehmer about concrete sanctions and concrete aid.

“We are forming an anti-Putin coalition. I talked [email protected], @EmmanuelMacron, @karlnehammer and @RTerdogan about concrete sanctions and concrete support for our military. We await decisive action,” Zelensky tweeted.

Earlier in a series of tweets, the President of Ukraine said that he will give arms to anyone who wants to defend the country and will lift sanctions on all citizens of Ukraine who are ready to defend the country.
“We will give weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country. Be ready to support Ukraine in the squares of our cities,” Zelensky tweeted.

“We will lift sanctions on all citizens of Ukraine who are ready to defend our country with weapons in hand as part of regional defense,” Zelensky said.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday announced his decision to sever his country’s diplomatic ties with Moscow, shortly after Russia launched its military operations in the Donbass region.
Zelensky said, “We have severed diplomatic relations with Russia. For all those who have not yet lost their conscience in Russia, it is time to oppose the war with Ukraine.”
He said Russia had launched a treacherous attack on Ukraine in the morning and compared the act to Nazi Germany.
“Russia launched a treacherous attack on our state in the morning, as Nazi Germany did in the #2WW years. To this day, our countries are on different sides of world history. Russia has walked the path of evil, but Ukraine defends itself. is doing and won’t give up its freedom no matter what Moscow thinks,” Zelensky said.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmitry Kuleba, called on his allies to have serious diplomatic ties with Russia.
Kuleba tweeted: “Ukraine breaks diplomatic ties with Russia. I call on all our partners to do the same. With this concrete move you will demonstrate that you stand with Ukraine and after World War II.” categorically reject the most obvious act of aggression in Europe.” (ANI)

First published:February 24, 2022, 9:33 PM

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