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Kyiv: Atomic Energy Agency’s mission to Zaporizhia will be “the most difficult in its history”


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“Russia must leave. And the IAEA and other countries must force them to leave,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said.

THE mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at its Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia will be “the most difficult in history” of the organization because of the fighting going on nearby, Ukraine’s foreign minister said today Dmitry Kuleba.

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This mission will be the most difficult in the history of the IAEA because of Russia’s military activity there, but also because of the obvious way Russia is trying to legitimize its presence there.”Kouleba noted during his visit to Stockholm.

The director general of this UN organization, Mr Raphael Grossiannounced this morning that it is en route to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plantwhile the area he is in has been hit in recent weeks, raising fears of a nuclear accident.

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We expect from the mission clear statements about the violation of all nuclear safety protocols“, Kouleba also underlined during a press conference he gave with the Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister repeated the Kiev’s request that the Russian army leave this areaaccusing Moscow of “puts Ukraine and the entire world at risk of a nuclear accident“.

Russia must go. And the IAEA and other countries must force them to leave“, Kouleba emphasized.

The IAEA mission is expected to arrive at the nuclear plant later this week, according to Grossi.

The Group of Seven (G7) countries, which are “extremely concerned” by the risk of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhia station, earlier today called for guarantees of “full freedom” of access for its personnel IAEA to him.


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