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Russia slams UN for blocking IAEA Zaporizhzhia visit

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova slammed the United Nations Department of Safety and Security on Wednesday for blocking the visit of representatives from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

"The UN, in this case, played a negative role, not only not constructive," Zakharova told Sputnik. She claimed that the decision "launched a whole chain of destructive events," including Ukraine allegedly shelling the plant as it saw the UN's move as a "green light" for such action.

Earlier, Moscow requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Zaporizhzhia, warning Kiev's attacks on the plant could have "catastrophic consequences." Meanwhile, the Ukrainian side has accused Russia of shelling the site.

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