The Swedish environmentalist has traveled to Kiev to fulfill with President Zelensky
Local weather activist Greta Thunberg met with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Thursday, as a part of a proposal to type a “working group” on environmental harm attributable to the battle.
Thunberg, 20, visited the presidential palace within the firm of former Swedish Deputy PM Margot Wallstroem, European Parliament VP Heidi Hautala, and former Irish President Mary Robinson.
“We’d like your skilled assist,” Zelensky informed the Western activists, thanking them for the “compact of very concretic [sic] steps” that sends “a vital sign of supporting Ukraine.”
Thunberg accused Russia of “intentionally concentrating on the setting and other people’s livelihoods and houses. And due to this fact additionally destroying lives. As a result of that is in any case a matter of individuals.”
In accordance with AP, the proposed working group desires to guage the environmental harm from the battle, begin efforts to revive Ukraine’s ecology, and formulate “mechanisms to carry Russia accountable.”
Earlier this month, at first of Ukraine’s all-out offensive, the Kakhovka Dam on the Dnieper River collapsed, inflicting widespread flooding in Russian territory. The dam’s destruction additionally drained the reservoir that offered water to Crimea and helped cool the Zaporozhye nuclear energy plant (ZNPP), Europe’s largest such facility. Kiev and Moscow have blamed one another for the catastrophe. Ukraine has beforehand used US-supplied rockets to bomb the dam.
Zelensky has additionally claimed that Russia intends to explode the Zaporozhye plant as a way to create a nuclear catastrophe. Moscow has rejected his accusations as “one more lie,” whereas the Worldwide Atomic Power Company denied Kiev’s insinuations that the ZNPP cooling pond had been rigged with explosives.
Russia has accused Ukraine of plotting a “false flag” assault on the ZNPP so it may blame Moscow and create a pretext for NATO intervention within the battle. The Zaporozhye plant, below Russian management since March 2022, has repeatedly come below Ukrainian artillery assault. In September final yr, earlier than the IAEA mission arrived, Kiev despatched a commando unit to seize the power, however the assault failed.
Thunberg gained in a single day fame in 2018, as a 15-year-old who started boycotting faculty in protest over local weather change. In a since-deleted tweet, she famously predicted the top of the world resulting from international warming by June 2023.