The continuation of the fighting in the Zapporijjia area, for which Moscow and Kyiv reject responsibility, raises fears of an accident.
The leaders of the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Germany underlined in a telephone exchange on Sunday the need to ensure the safety of Ukrainian nuclear installations in the face of the Russian invasion, reports a spokesperson. by Boris Johnson
“In a joint appeal, the Prime Minister, President (Joe) Biden, President (Emmanuel) Macron and Chancellor (Olaf) Scholz underlined their strong commitment to support Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion”Downing Street said in a statement.
“They underlined the importance of ensuring the safety of nuclear installations and welcomed the recent discussions to allow the dispatch of an IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) mission to the Zaporizhia power plant”the statement added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday authorized an inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest of the four Ukrainian power plants, on the banks of the Dnieper, occupied since March by Russian forces.