India expresses concern over shelling near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
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India has expressed concern over reports of shelling near the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and called for mutual restraint to ensure that the safety and security of nuclear facilities is not endangered.
India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said that India expresses its concern over reports of shelling near the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.
The statement came as Ukraine again accused Russia of shelling the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) on 11 August.
India attaches high importance to ensuring the safety and security of nuclear plants, as any accidents involving nuclear facilities can potentially have serious consequences for public health and the environment.
In March 2022, the Russian military took control of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.
An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council was held on this development regarding the plant.
On February 24, Russia launched a "special military operation" in Ukraine, which the West called a "war without cause".
As a result, Western countries have also imposed severe sanctions on Moscow.
About Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
It was built between 1984 and 1995, is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the sixth largest in the world.
It is located in south-east Ukraine in Enerhodar on the banks of the Kakhovka reservoir on the Dnieper river.
It is located about 200 km from the disputed Donbass region and 550 km south-east of Kyiv.
In normal times it generates one-fifth of Ukraine's total electricity.
World's largest nuclear power plants
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa - Japan - capacity - 7,965 megawatts
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station - Canada - 6,384 MW
Kori Nuclear Power Plant - South Korea - 6,040 MW
Hanul Nuclear Power Plant - South Korea - 5,928 MW
Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant - South Korea - 5,875 MW
Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant - Ukraine - 5,700 MW
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