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Russia criticizes UNSC's stance on Zaporizhzhia

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed on Friday the United Nations (UN) Security Council's (UNSC) attitude toward the events taking place around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), accusing the institution of "deny[ing] the obvious facts related to the Ukrainian shelling" of the location.

"One gets the impression that, no matter how far the regime of [Ukrainian President] Volodymyr Zelensky has gone, the West is ready to write off all his sins in advance, even if the victims, in the end, will be residents of Europe," Zakharova said in a written statement. Commenting on the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) proposed visit to the place, she said the West should use it as "an opportunity to prove themselves and put their wards in their place" if they are "really interested in the mission."

In a separate statement, Zakharova criticized Baltic countries for what she described as an "anti-Russian campaign" and "turn[ing] a blind eye to the manifestations of neo-Nazism," both sponsored by the United States and the European Union. Earlier, Estonia banned Russian citizens from entering its territory, while Latvia designated the Euroasian country as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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