Drone attacks in Ukraine’s Zaporizhia “significantly increase the risk of a nuclear accident,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief Raphael Grossi warned today at a meeting of the IAEA’s governing board..

The drone raid on Sunday, in which a building housing one of the plant’s six reactors was hitwas described as the most dangerous development regarding the safety of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Moscow and Kiev have repeatedly accused each other of striking the site of the nuclear plant, which Russian forces seized shortly after the war began. Both sides called for an emergency IAEA board meeting after Sunday’s attack.

We are meeting today, and I will address the UN Security Council next week, because it is of the utmost importance to ensure that these reckless attacks do not signal the creation of a new and extremely dangerous front in the warGrossi said.

The head of the IAEA underlined that the attacks in the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant “they have to stop” avoiding, however, to assign responsibility to any of the conflicting sides.