The team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Kiev
The team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) arrived in Kiev ahead of the start of the mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. This was reported by the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, quoted by the Guardian. According to Grossi, the mission to the plant will be held from tomorrow to Saturday.
A ” necessary ” mission, Kremlin spokesman Dmytri Peskov said, adding that however “we are not talking about the possible demilitarization of the area around the nuclear plant.” According to Peskov “all parties must put pressure on Ukraine. so that it reduces the military tension at the plant that is endangering the whole of Europe ”, because ” only the pressure on Ukraine can reduce the military tension ” in the area.
According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the mission to the Zaporizhzhia plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in southern Ukraine, will be ” the most difficult mission in the history of the IAEA, given the combat activities undertaken by the Russian Federation on the ground and also the blatant way in which Russia is trying to legitimize its presence “.
Meanwhile, the exchange of accusations between Moscow and Kiev regarding the attacks on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe in southern Ukraine, continues. Earlier today Oleksandr Starukh, head of the region’s military administration, denounced a Russian attack on the city of Zaporizhzhia. Following the Russian official Vladimir Rogov, head of the regional administration placed by Moscow, accused Kiev of having hit the plant. “The reason for the attack is the will of the Kiev leadership to obstruct the IAEA mission,” he wrote on Telegram referring to the arrival of inspectors tomorrow.