Ukraine intends to convene an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council due to the fact that russian occupiers have blown up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 6th.
"Following the meeting of the NSDC in the morning of June 6, the list of actions of the MFA of Ukraine in the context of response, proposed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, was approved. In particular, it includes the convening by Ukraine of an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council and bringing the issue of the russian terrorist attack to the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, as well as the engagement of the Civil Protection Mechanism of the European Union", - the statement reads.
The MFA also appeals to the countries of the Group of Seven and the EU to urgently consider the imposition of new far-reaching sanctions on the russian federation, in particular related to the russian missile industry and the nuclear sector. Russia will have to compensate for all the consequences of its crime: for people, infrastructure and the environment.
"We consider the russian federation's detonation of the dam of the KHPP as a terrorist act against Ukrainian critical infrastructure, which aims to cause as many civilian casualties and destruction as possible", - the MFA states.
The terrorist attack on the Kakhovka HPP was previously intensely discussed at the level of the occupation forces in the Kherson oblast and propagandists on russian television, which indicates that it was planned in advance.
"The explosion of the dam of the Kakhovka HPP is an ecological and technological act of terrorism, the biggest technological disaster in Europe in recent decades, yet another example of russia's genocide against Ukrainians. This is the kremlin's response to countries calling for peace talks with the russian federation", - the statement notes.
It is worth noting that during the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), it was reported that due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP, 150 tons of oil have been released into the Dnipro River, posing a risk of further contamination.