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DIRECT. War in Ukraine: strong concerns around the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant targeted by strikes


The International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN expressly call for the area to be liberated, under Russian control since March

The essential

  • While the Atomic Energy Agency, for which “the hour is serious”, absolutely wishes to gain access to the already damaged Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, the bombardments of this high-risk place continue.

  • "The whole world must react immediately to drive out the occupants of the Zaporijjia power plant", occupied by Russian troops since March 4, declared Volodymyr Zelensky.

    "Only the total withdrawal of the Russians (...) would guarantee nuclear security for all of Europe".

  • Marina Ovsiannikova, the Russian journalist opposed to the conflict, is now under house arrest.

    The one who made herself known by brandishing a protest sign live on television is accused of having "discredited" the army during a new protest in mid-July.


Zaporijjia: "These incidents could lead to a disaster", worries the UN

“Unfortunately, instead of a de-escalation, even more worrying incidents have been reported in recent days, incidents which if continued could lead to a catastrophe,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, saying to himself. “gravely concerned about the situation in and around the plant”.

“It must be clear that any damage to Zaporizhia or any other nuclear site in Ukraine, or anywhere else, could have catastrophic consequences not only nearby but for the region and beyond.

This is totally unacceptable,” he insisted.


Zaporizhia: the International Nuclear Energy Agency asks for access as soon as possible

The site of Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, was bombed again on Thursday, Ukraine and Russia blaming each other, while the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency asked for access "as quickly as possible" during an emergency meeting of the Security Council.

"The situation is serious and the IAEA must be authorized to carry out its mission in Zaporijjia as quickly as possible", asked before the UN Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, for whom " hurry up ".



And welcome to this direct on the war in Ukraine, which enters its 170th day. 

Source: leparis

All news articles on 2022-08-12

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