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UK must lead UN Security Council call for nuclear power plant military exclusion zones

March 6, 2022 7:03 PM
Originally published by Newcastle upon Tyne Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey has called on the UK Government to convene a meeting of the UN Security Council, with the aim of declaring a military exclusion zone around nuclear power plants.

It follows the shelling overnight of Zaporizhzhia power plant by Russian forces.

"People all across Europe - including in Russia - will have woken up today with fear in their hearts, following the reckless shelling of Zaporizhzhia power plant. While thankfully it looks like disaster has been averted, it is vital that we now use every diplomatic lever available to prevent any further strikes on nuclear facilities" Ed said Ukraine Button LD image.

"We simply cannot allow what is already a dire humanitarian tragedy to deteriorate in this manner.

"The UK has a seat at the UN Security Council - we must use it today, to try and declare a military exclusion zone around nuclear power plants.