China reacted to the occupants' bombing of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant
China reacted to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP on the night of June 6. China's permanent representative to the UN, Zhang Jun, said that Beijing was "deeply alarmed by the situation around the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and its environmental consequences.
At the same time, in his speech he urged "all parties to the conflict" to adhere to international humanitarian law. The Chinese representative said this during an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council convened because of the June 6 terrorist act committed by Russia.
In his remarks, Zhang Jun said Beijing is "deeply concerned" about the situation around the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and its environmental consequences.
"We express deep concern about the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam," the Chinese diplomat said.
He added that China calls on "all parties to the conflict" to adhere to international humanitarian law and make every effort to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.
Beijing formulated a similar position in response to a request by the Ukrainian newspaper Ukrinform to the office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
"In the current circumstances, we hope that all parties will be given to a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and contribute to the easing of the situation," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a written response.
It also stressed that Beijing's position on the "crisis" remains "consistent and clear.
As a reminder, on the morning of June 6, it became known that the occupiers had blown up the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant, threatening up to 80 settlements with flooding .
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the terrorist attack by Russia the largest man-made eco-catastrophe in Europe in decades, while Western leaders one after another called Russia responsible for the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP and noted that "terrorists do not stop if they are not stopped.
Evacuation was announced in the settlements of Kherson, which are in the flood zone. According to the UN, by the evening of June 6, 16,000 people had lost their homes.
At the initiative of Ukraine, an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council was convened because of the terrorist act committed by the Russian Federation, during which representatives of member states of this body discussed the bombing of the Kakhovka HPP . And while most members of that body condemned Russia for the horrific terrorist attack, Russian representative Vasily Nebenzya gave away that Ukraine allegedly blew up the hydroelectric plant in order to have the advantage of a counterattack and inflict more humanitarian consequences on the population.