Zaporizhzhia: UN urges safety zone around nuclear plant
07 September 2022 | 5:52 pm
The International Atomic Energy Agency and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have called for the establishment of a demilitarized zone around the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.
Democratic Republic of Congo's government will re-evaluate the withdrawal plan of the United Nations peacekeeping mission after deadly anti-U.N. protests last week, it said late on Monday, suggesting it may ask the force to leave sooner than expected.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to use nuclear weapons in the event of a military confrontation. The warning came as North Koreans marked 'Victory Day,' the 69th anniversary of the armistice that ended hostilities in the Korean War.
The two sides both accused each other of carrying out three strikes on the Zaporizhzhia plant. Meanwhile, more grain ships departed from Ukrainian ports under a Turkey-brokered deal.
UN investigators have said there is growing evidence of crimes against humanity in Myanmar since last year's military coup. The team said it had compiled documentary evidence of the junta's crackdown on dissent.
Among the dangers posed by the war in Ukraine is the risk of a nuclear catastrophe at Europe's largest nuclear plant, which is now under Russian control — in a war zone. The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, spoke to DW about his concerns over the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant.
Moscow will not give Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant back to Ukraine despite the G7 demand, Russian officials have said. Kyiv urged the UN and the Red Cross to visit Russian POW camps. Follow DW for the latest.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's resentment of UN peacekeepers is a wake-up call and offers an opportunity for introspection. The UN must change its approach to missions in Africa's hot spots, writes DW's George Okach.
Antonio Guterres will meet Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv a day after NATO said it was "urgent" that the UN be allowed to inspect Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Mali has requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to stop what it calls French “acts of aggression”, including alleged espionage and violations of sovereignty, and accused France of supporting jihadists.
France withdrew the last of its troops from its former colony on Tuesday. Their exit from Mali coincided with a letter Mali sent to the UN stating that France helped Islamist militants to destabilize the Sahel country.
Ukraine's state nuclear company says it believes Russia will carry out a major "provocation" at the Zaporizhzhia plant. The UN chief has visited Ukraine's port of Odesa.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has visited the Ukrainian port of Odesa, where grain exports are moving after a monthslong blockade. He says food insecurity is still a huge issue in developing countries.
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