(Reuters) – Russia’s parliament said it would hold a special session on Thursday to discuss the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in eastern Ukraine.
The Council of the State Duma will meet on August 25 to discuss “threats to the safety of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” the parliament said in an official statement on Monday. “
Sergei Mironov, leader of the pro-Kremlin Justice Russia party in parliament, including the speaker and party leaders The parliament will take a “tough statement” on Kyiv’s actions on the plant and call on the United Nations and other international agencies to intervene.
Moscow accuses Kyiv of a strike at the plant, which is under Russian military control but still run by Ukrainian staff. Kyiv denies shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and says Russia is planning a “provocation” there to justify further aggression.
The Russian Defense Ministry said last week that it may close the plant if shelling continues.