Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 21. Comprehensive Xinhua News Agency foreign correspondent reports: Russian President's Press Secretary Peskov said on the 21st that the goals of Russia's special military operations will be fully realized. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Grossi called on the 20th to stop the attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
——Russian President’s Press Secretary Peskov told the media on the 21st that the goals of Russia’s special military operations will be fully realized, and the change of the current Ukrainian government is not Russia’s goal.
——International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Grossi announced on the official website of the International Atomic Energy Agency on the 20th that on the evening of the 19th and the morning of the 20th, violent explosions occurred at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and its surrounding areas, breaking the recent Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. A relatively calm situation. Grossi said that it is completely unacceptable that the explosion occurred at a large nuclear power plant like Zaporozhye, and no matter who is behind the incident, it must be stopped. He called on Ukraine and Russia to start consultations and reach an agreement as soon as possible on the establishment of a nuclear safety zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
——TASS quoted news from the Russian Atomic Energy Corporation on the 20th that the Ukrainian army shelled the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant area at least 15 times that day. Special building No. 2, where nuclear fuel is stored, and the spent fuel dry storage area were attacked. At present, no abnormal radiation has been detected, and no casualties have been caused by the shelling. According to sources, the Ukrainian army shelled the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant area 12 times on the 19th.
——According to a Ukrainian Interfax report on the 18th, Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmegal met with the visiting Executive Vice President of the European Commission Dombrovskis in Kyiv on the same day. Aid issues were discussed. Shmegal said Ukraine needed additional assistance from international partners for energy and power equipment, as well as additional financial assistance to buy more gas. Dombrovskis said that the EU will provide Ukraine with a total of 18 billion euros in aid funds through the "Macro Financial Assistance Plus" program. If the plan is approved in December, Uzbekistan will receive the first aid funds as soon as January 2023. (Participating reporters: Huang He, Li Dongxu, Li Ming, Liu Kai)
(Editors in charge: Yu Yang, Cui Yue)
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