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August 11, 2022 11:37 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

A U.S. State Department spokesperson said that fighting near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Russian-occupied Enerhodar is “dangerous and irresponsible” and urged Russian forces to cease “all military operations at or near Ukrainian nuclear facilities.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the “withdrawal of any military personnel and equipment from the plant" and said that continued fighting there may lead to a disaster. Russia has effectively used the nuclear plant as a shield and a tool of blackmail, constantly shelling Ukrainian positions from the plant's territory. 

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