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IAEA chief starts delayed visit to Ukrainian nuclear plant

UN nuclear watchdog to inspect Ukrainian sites. Image Source: IANS News

Kiev, June 16 : International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Grossi has arrived at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine, state-run nuclear energy operator Energoatom said in a Telegram post.

Grossi’s visit on Thursday, initially scheduled to begin on Wednesday, was delayed for security reasons, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galushchenko.

The IAEA chief said earlier he will travel to the ZNPP to assess the situation after the Kakhovka dam breach.

The Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam was destroyed on June 6, with Ukraine and Russia trading accusations over the attack on it.

The ZNPP, which has been controlled by Russian forces since March 2022, is located some 140 km northeast of the Kakhovka plant.

— The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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