DIRECT. Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing the route of the AIAE, which keeps moving to the Zaporizhia power plant

DIRECT. Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing the route of the AIAE, which keeps moving to the Zaporizhia power plant
DIRECT. Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing the route of the AIAE, which keeps moving to the Zaporizhia power plant
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The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant on Thursday 1 September. But in the morning, the Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of carrying out artillery strikes on the old town of Energodar, where this nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, is occupied since March by the Russian army. “The Russians carry out artillery strikes on the route by which the IAEA mission must go to the Zaporizhia power plant”, accused the mayor of this city in exile, Dmytro Orlov, on Telegram. According to him, the delegation could not “continue one’s way” to the central “For safety reasons”. “We demand that Russia stop its provocations and give the IAEA access to this Ukrainian nuclear facility,” he continued. Follow our live.

The IAEA maintains its inspection. The IAEA, for its part, has announced that it will continue to move to the Zaporijja power plant. “There were military activities, including this morning, a few minutes ago” but “we don’t stop, we move”the director general of the UN body, Rafael Grossi, told the press from the town of Zaporijjia, located about 120 kilometers from the plant. “We will immediately begin assessing the security situation at the plant,” he added.

The Russian army in turn accuses the Ukrainian troops. The Russian army on Thursday accused Ukrainian troops of sending a team of “saboteurs” near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. “Around 6 a.m., two groups of saboteurs from the Ukrainian army, up to sixty people, landed on board seven boats (…) three kilometers northeast of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant”the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, saying it had taken “measures to annihilate the enemy”.

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