Day 174 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Shoigu and Guterres discussed the Security Situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Shoigu and Guterres discussed the security situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the security situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Kyiv called for new sanctions against Russia and highlighted the possible consequences of a disaster at Europe's largest nuclear power plant.

Mutual accusations of strikes against the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia continue. The Russian forces occupying it are offering a temporary ceasefire.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about conditions for safe operations in Zaporizhzhia, the UN and Russia said. Moscow said it would do "everything necessary" to allow specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the facility, but warned that a mission via Kyiv would be too dangerous.

The world body's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN could provide logistics and security support if Russia and Ukraine agreed.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has again called on Russian forces to withdraw "without any conditions" from the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. In his traditional video address, Zelensky accused Moscow of not stopping the provocations and the shelling of the territory of the headquarters continues.

"Under the guise of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the occupiers are shelling nearby cities and towns. Russian troops are hiding ammunition and equipment right in the plant's facilities - de facto the plant is mined."

"Any possible radiation...

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