On the initiative of Russia, the UN Security Council must deal with the bombing of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia. Yesterday (local time), Moscow requested a meeting of the most powerful body of the UN for tomorrow afternoon, New York time. The Council is to be briefed on the condition of the nuclear plant by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi.
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the city of Enerhodar was shot several times over the past weekend and some were damaged. However, critical infrastructure must remain intact.
Russia and Ukraine blame each other. The allegations have not yet been independently verified. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the fire at the plant “suicidal” and asked for international access to the site.
Russia wants to let IAEA into nuclear plant
According to its own statements, Russia wants to allow the IAEA to visit the nuclear plant. “From our side, we are ready to provide as much support as possible to resolve organizational issues,” said Itamaraty. At the same time, Moscow accused the UN of allegedly canceling an inspection trip that had already been planned, thus causing a further escalation.
The International Atomic Energy Agency sees no immediate threat to nuclear safety. The announcement was made yesterday in Vienna by the head of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. Ukrainian authorities informed the IAEA that although there was damage, radiation measurements remained at normal levels.