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Ukraine: The risk of a nuclear accident in Zaporizhia is increasing significantly

Ukraine: The risk of a nuclear accident in Zaporizhia is increasing significantly

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, warned today during a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors that drone attacks in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, “significantly increase the risk of a nuclear accident.”

The drone attack on Sunday, which hit a building housing one of the station's six reactors, was described as the most serious security development at the largest nuclear station in Europe since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Bell” for a nuclear accident in Zaporizhia – the danger is growing significantly

Moscow and Kiev repeatedly exchanged accusations of striking the site of the nuclear plant, which Russian forces took control of shortly after the start of the war. The two sides called an emergency meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency after Sunday's attack.

“They have to stop”

“We meet today and I will address the UN Security Council next week because it is crucial to ensure that these reckless attacks do not indicate the creation of a new and very dangerous front in the war,” Grossi said.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency stressed that attacks on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant area “must stop,” but avoided blaming any of the warring parties.

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