Oleksiy Danilov: The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant is a terrorist act not only against Ukraine, but against the whole world
The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant is a terrorist act not only against Ukraine, but also against the whole world. This was stated by Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, on the We Are Ukraine TV channel on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
Oleksiy Danilov confirmed that the explosion was carried out by the 205th motorized rifle brigade of the russian armed forces and emphasized that these actions directly violate the Geneva Convention. At the same time, he noted, there are no norms of international law for the russian federation.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reminded that explosive devices were planted by russians in the buildings of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant last fall and used now to prevent the Armed Forces from liberating the territory of Ukraine. "But this will not help russia, we will definitely liberate our land," he said.
Commenting on the kremlin's reaction to the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, Oleksiy Danilov said: "the russians are choking with rage that they cannot do anything militarily, and so they are inventing nonsense that has no basis in fact."
The consequences of this catastrophe, said Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, "will be extremely difficult," in particular for the environmental situation in the south of our country, and there are significant risks for the Zaporizhzhya NPP. In this context, he noted that the international community, international institutions, including the IAEA and the UN, should make efforts to ensure that russian troops leave the territory of the ZNPP as soon as possible.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reminded that today, Oleksiy Danilov held an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on the situation at the Kakhovka HPP. The situation, he said, is "complicated but under control" and said that the meeting participants had agreed on a set of response measures, including convening a meeting of the UN Security Council, appealing to international environmental organizations, the International Criminal Court, etc.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine also criticized the UN report on "celebrating the Day of the russian Language" published a few hours after the russians blew up the hydroelectric power plant, on the four hundred and sixty-eighth day of the russian federation's large-scale armed aggression against our country. "The level of cynicism is off the charts," he said. "They are the ones who should be responsible for the events in the world, but unfortunately, a terrorist country with a veto is a member of the UN Security Council.