IAEA requests additional access to the plant to “confirm the absence of mines or explosives”. Ukraine accuses Russia of simulating attack, but Russians point the finger at Ukrainians.
For months now, the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station, the largest in Europe, has been a source of tension between Ukraine and Russia – whose forces currently control it. But in recent days the situation seems to have deteriorated, with mutual accusations of an eventual attack with disastrous consequences. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) asked this Wednesday for additional access to the plant to “confirm the absence of mines or explosives at the site”, after Kiev accused Moscow of placing explosives to simulate an attack.
“The IAEA experts present at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station have, over the past few days and weeks, been inspecting parts of the facility – including some sections of the perimeter of the large cooling pool – and have also taken regular walks around the site, so far without seeing any visible indications. of mines or explosives,” said IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, quoted in a statement.
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