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IAEA has condemned Russia's barbaric actions in Ukraine

The agency called on Russia to immediately stop all actions against, and on the territory of, Ukraine's nuclear facilities

IAEA has condemned Russia's barbaric actions in Ukraine
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met and adopted a resolution strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. In particular, they condemned the forcible seizure of control over nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

This was reported to NNEGC Energoatom [Ukraine’s national nuclear energy generating company].

"Such actions prevent the Agency from fully and safely conducting safeguard verification activities at Ukraine's nuclear facilities within its internationally recognized borders. The IAEA calls on the Russian Federation to immediately cease all actions against, and at Ukraine's nuclear facilities, to enable them to operate safely," said the agency in a statement.

IAEA continues to closely monitor the situation in Ukraine.

As reported earlier, on the night of 4 March, the occupiers fired on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in Energodar. As of 06:20, the fire in the training building of the ZNPP had been extinguished.

The ZNPP site in Energodar was seized by the military forces of the Russian Federation. The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine reported that operational personnel are responsible for monitoring the condition of power units and ensuring their operation, in accordance with the requirements of technological regulations for safe operation.

The level of radiation in the area is normal. The station staff were not injured. Three Ukrainian defenders were killed and two were injured.

IAEA has launched a response center due to the fire, caused by shelling by the Russian army.

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