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IAEA calls for immediate cessation of military action against nuclear power plants

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The director general of the UN nuclear agency (IAEA), the Argentine Rafael Grossi, has called for an immediate cessation of any military action against nuclear plants in Ukraine, after the impact of a Russian missile 300 meters from a plant, according to denounced the kyiv authorities.

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“Any military action that threatens nuclear safety and security is unacceptable and must cease immediately,” demanded in a statement Grossiwho will travel this week to New York to hold consultations during the United Nations General Assembly.

Ukraine reported today to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the impact of a missile just 300 meters from the Nuclear Power Plant of the South of Ukrainein the region of Mykolayiv.

“While we have focused on the urgent need to act to prevent a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhia plant in Ukraine by establishing an IAEA presence there earlier this month, today’s explosion near the nuclear power plant in Ukraine southern Ukraine clearly demonstrates the potential dangers in other facilities in the country”, he pointed Grossi.

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Due to the impact, three power lines were affected and there was damage to the windows of the building, according to the IAEA. The nuclear plant’s three reactors are operating normally and no staff members were injured, according to the Ukrainian nuclear regulator. Energoatom.

Russia endangers everyone. We have to stop this before it’s too late.” noted about what happened the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyin your Telegram account.

Source: Gestion

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