UN / UKRAINE NUCLEAR PLANT REAX

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Secretary-General António Guterres said that the unfolding situation in and around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine is “wholly unacceptable,” a UN spokesperson told reporters. UNIFEED / FILE

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DATELINE: 11 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

11 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric on podium, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In a statement we issued earlier this morning, the Secretary-General said that he is gravely concerned about the unfolding situation in and around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine. He has appealed to all concerned to exercise common sense and reason and not to undertake any actions that might endanger the physical integrity, safety, or security of the nuclear power plant – which, as you know, is the largest of its kind in Europe.”
4. Wide shot, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Regrettably, Mr. Guterres said, instead of de-escalation, over the past several days, there have been reports of further deeply worrying incidents that could, if they continue, lead to disaster.  The Secretary-General calls for all military activities in the immediate vicinity of the plant to cease immediately and not to target its facilities or surroundings.”
6. Med shot, journalists, press room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“He urges the withdrawal of any military personnel and equipment from the plant and the avoidance of any further deployment of forces or equipment to the site. The facility must not be used as part of any military operation, he said. Instead, urgent agreement is needed at a technical level on a safe perimeter of demilitarization to ensure the safety of the area.”
8. Wide shot, Dujarric on podium, journalists, press room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The United Nations continues to fully support the critical work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its efforts to ensure the safe operations of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The Secretary-General urges the parties to provide the IAEA mission with immediate, secure, and unfettered access to the site.”
10. Wide shot, journalists, press room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We must be clear that any potential damage to Zaporizhzhia or any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine, or anywhere else, could lead to catastrophic consequences not only for the immediate vicinity but for the region and beyond. This is wholly unacceptable, the Secretary-General said.” 
12. Wide shot, Dujarric talking with journalists, press room

STORYLINE:
Secretary-General António Guterres said that the unfolding situation in and around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine is “wholly unacceptable,” a UN spokesperson told reporters.

Reading a statement today (11 Ago) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the Secretary-General has appealed to all concerned “to exercise common sense and reason and not to undertake any actions that might endanger the physical integrity, safety or security of the nuclear power plant,” the largest of its kind in Europe. 

“Regrettably,” Guterres stated, "instead of de-escalation, over the past several days, there have been reports of further deeply worrying incidents that could, if they continue, lead to disaster.”

Dujarric said the Secretary-General calls for all military activities in the immediate vicinity of the plant to cease immediately and not to target its facilities or surroundings.

The UN Spokesperson said that Guterres also urges the withdrawal of any military personnel and equipment from the plant and the avoidance of any further deployment of forces or equipment to the site.

He added, “The facility must not be used as part of any military operation, he said. Instead, urgent agreement is needed at a technical level on a safe perimeter of demilitarization to ensure the safety of the area.”

The United Nations continues to fully support the critical work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its efforts to ensure the safe operations of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

The Secretary-General urges the parties to provide the IAEA mission with immediate, secure, and unfettered access to the site. 

“We must be clear that any potential damage to Zaporizhzhia or any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine, or anywhere else, could lead to catastrophic consequences not only for the immediate vicinity but for the region and beyond,” he concluded.
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