International nuclear inspectors reported significant damage from weekend shelling at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant but found key equipment intact and “no immediate nuclear safety or security concerns,” the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday. Even so, the scope of the damage “is a major cause of concern as it clearly demonstrates the sheer intensity of […]
The aftermath of a deadly Russian missile attack in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, in July.Credit…Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press At least 437 children are among more than 8,300 civilians who have been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion in February, the country’s prosecutor general said on Saturday in a grim new accounting of the war’s toll. […]
Russians are leaving the southern city of Enerhodar, Ukrainian officials said, raising doubts over Moscow’s ability to retain control of the neighboring Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility.
The International Atomic Energy Agency chief said he had discussed the “increasingly difficult and challenging work conditions” at the plant during meetings with Russian and Ukrainian officials.
Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Loses Power Again, Officials Say
The International Atomic Energy Agency was still cautiously optimistic that “permanently” stationing two experts at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant would help avert disaster.
Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for shelling at the Zaporizhzhia station, where some inspectors have been assessing damage and risks.
Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned that increased fighting near the Russian-occupied nuclear plant could cause an accident.
Experts remaining at the Zaporizhzhia facility may find their options for protecting the region from a disaster are limited.
The team from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reached the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia plant for the first time since the war began, despite fresh shelling each side blamed on the other.