“Given the urgency of the situation, Russia must immediately follow the recommendation of Secretary-General Guterres and establish a demilitarized zone in the area surrounding the [Zaporozhye] plant,” Mills said during a UN Security Council meeting. “A demilitarized zone would enable the IAEA team to travel to the facility, conduct an inspection and assess the safety, security and application of safeguards to ongoing nuclear plant operations.”
"[Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs] Rosemary DeCarlo will be briefing representing the Secretariat, which the Russian Federation is fully aware of. There was a scheduling issue," Dujarric said. "He will be briefing tomorrow on basically reporting back on his trip and Rosemary DiCarlo will also brief on the broader situation in Ukraine."
This week, the UN Security Council is holding three separate meetings on the situation in Ukraine.
On Monday, the general situation of Ukraine was discussed by a large part of the member states. On Tuesday and Wednesday the discussions are directed towards the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
"We express our deep regret that the mission has not yet taken place. As you know, this is a deplorable result of unscrupulous games on the part of the UN Secretariat," she said in a statement.