Following the “massive missile strikes” which was widespread across Ukraine which hit multiple nuclear power stations an emergency UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting took place.
On Wednesday there was a widespread missile strike from Russian forces which damaged critical infrastructure and has left 70% of Ukraine without water and electricity.
The calling of the UNSC emergency meeting has angered Moscow and a spokesperson for the US mission to the UN said the US, Albania and Ukraine had requested the emergency meeting at 4pm on Wednesday.
The discussions were about, “Russia’s massive missile strikes today damaging critical civilian infrastructure across Ukraine.”
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The head of Russia’s permanent UN mission said the Ukraine President has violated the council’s procedural rules.
Dmitry Polyanskiy, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia wrote on Telegram on Wednesday evening, “Today the Ukrainians, frightened by our attacks on infrastructure, requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council.”
On Wednesday Ukraine was under a full scale nuclear emergency after Russia issued a fresh barrage of missile strikes across parts of Ukraine and Kyiv was completely out of water and electricity as critical infrastructure had been targeted.
Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, said that “power engineers are doing their best to get [electricity] back as soon as possible,” adding that the city’s water supply has been restored in around half of Kyiv and around 70% the capital remains without power following Russia’s blitz.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, in Southern Ukraine had lost power supply.
They said that the nuclear facility now has to rely on diesel generators to cool the essential nuclear safety functions to avoid a nuclear incident in Europe.
The IAEA warned in a statement, “The latest incident… highlights the increasingly precarious and challenging nuclear safety and security situation.”
Negotiations for an exclusion zone around the plant are ongoing between Moscow and Kyiv and the nuclear facility in Zaporizhzhia has been under Russian occupation since the start of the war.
Rafael Grossi, director general of the IAEA, told CNN, “This is war.
“This is real war and the protection zone that I am proposing is precisely on the front line, on the line where both adversaries are in contact.”