“The UN must ensure the security of this strategic facility, its demilitarization and complete liberation from Russian troops,” he said.

Ivan Nechaev, deputy director of the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, earlier called the proposal for a demilitarized zone near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant unacceptable, noting that it would make the plant more vulnerable.

Former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter, in an interview with RT, said that the West, together with Kyiv, are trying to oust Russia from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant using "nuclear blackmail".