The diplomat said that several regions, such as Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa and Kherson, as well as the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, would be under the threat of radioactive contamination.
Nebenzia warned that even the border areas of Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania could be at risk.
The official also denounced that Ukraine’s “criminal” actions could bring the world to the brink of an alarming situation comparable to Chernobyl.
In this respect, he emphasized that “every time the Ukrainian army attacks the plant, disaster is avoided only thanks to the selfless work of the workers and the Russian personnel who provide emergency support”.
In his statements, he said that Moscow agrees with the proposal of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, to deploy a mission of experts to inspect the nuclear power plant.
The day before, Ukrainian troops again shelled the atomic facility without managing to damage its maximum security areas, according to authorities in the Zaporizhzhia region.