Ukrainian military targeted chemical plant in Gorlovka, DPR
After attacking a nuclear power plant recently, the Ukrainian military has went on to attack a chemical plant in Donetsk.
The Ukrainian military attacked the Stirol chemical plant in Gorlovka in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Friday, according to Ivan Prikhodko, adding that the plant's territory had caught fire.
"Ukrainian ‘nazis’ fired at the Stirol plant. There is fire on the territory of the enterprise. We are clarifying the information!" Prikhodko divulged to this channel on Telegram.
Last week, Ukrainian forces attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP), cutting two electricity transmission lines. Over 10,000 inhabitants from the Zaporozhye region have been left without power and water due to the aggression.
The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the shelling of the Zaporozhye power plant by Ukrainian forces an act of nuclear terrorism under a UN convention adopted by a resolution of the UNGA, according to the head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.
"Under the international convention adopted by the resolution of the UN General Assembly of April 13, 2005, we consider these criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities to be an act of nuclear terrorism," Mizintsev told a briefing.
The official said that if an accident were to happen, which the shelling could potentially cause, the effects would surpass the scale of Chernobyl and Fukushima - the entire terriories of Ukraine, Donetsk, Lugansk, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania would be contaminated by nuclear waste.
Today, Thursday, Russia accused the office of the United Nations Secretary-General of obstructing the work of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts and preventing them from visiting the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in eastern Ukraine.
Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia said that the United Nations was impeding the work of the IAEA during the United Nations Security Council meeting held on Thursday in New York to discuss the NPP's issue.
Nebenzia addressed the member states of the security council by saying that Russia has since the beginning been supporting the IAEA's efforts to guarantee the safety of the Ukrainian nuclear facilities.
"We were able to solve all the difficult issues related to organizing and conducting a visit of this kind. However, at the very last moment, the UN general secretariat turned on the red light, canceling the visit," Nebenzia said.