The IAEA has demanded full access to the Russian-occupied Ukrainian nuclear plant in Zaporijjia, while Kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of preparing a provocation at the site.
Moscow and Kiev continue to blame each other. The Kremlin warned on Wednesday, July 5 “Disastrous Effects” maybe’“Subversive Act” Ukraine launches missile at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian troops. Blames Russia “Plant Explosives”kyiv demanded its share “Immediate Actions” of the international community. In this uncertain environment, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has ruled “important” The entire site is accessible. Here’s what to remember from this new clash.
IAEA calls for better access to Zaporizhia plant
The International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday requested access to all buildings at the plant “Make sure the site is free of mines or explosives”. “As tensions and military operations escalate in the region, our experts can verify the facts on the ground”So “Independent and objective”, said general manager Raffaele Grassi. He is one “It is important to clarify the current situation”Both sides are planning to accuse “provocation” Or “attack”He insisted.
Over the past few weeks, IAEA personnel on site have inspected various locations “So far no traces of landmines or explosives have been observed.”. But the UN The roofs of Reactors 3 and 4 in the facility complex or parts of the plant’s cooling system were not accessible.
Russia warns of possible Ukrainian “subversive act” in Zaporizhia
Indicates a situation “too nervous” Regarding the Zaporizhia power plant, said Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Russian President “The risk of a subversive act by the Kiev regime is very high.”with ability “Disastrous Effects”. “We must take all measures to combat this menace”He also accused kyiv of showing “many times” His ability “Be prepared for anything”.
In recent weeks, Kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of endangering the safety of the plant, while the Ukrainian military has been conducting a counteroffensive in this part of Ukraine. On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation that the Russians “Made dangerous provocations” In the center. On Wednesday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called on the international community “Take immediate action”After Russia “Plant Explosives”.
At least one person died in a city occupied by Russian forces
At least one person was killed in Ukrainian bombing overnight Tuesday into Wednesday on the Russian-occupied town of Makhivka in eastern Ukraine, local pro-Russian officials said. “Currently, 41 people, including two children, have been injured in the shelling”, said the city’s mayor, Vladislav Klyutsarov. Around 40 apartment buildings, schools and medical facilities were damaged, he said. The Ukrainian military has confirmed that it has targeted “Creation” Russian troops in Makhivka, a town controlled since 2014 by Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists.
UN ‘concerned’ about grain deal
After Russia said this week that it had not seen the UN “No Reason” To extend the Ukrainian grain export contract that expires at the end of July 17. “There’s no doubt we’re worried.”Rebecca Grinspan, a senior UN official closely involved in the negotiations, agreed. We are planning to go to Moscow for the remaining days. Before the contract expires, he said. Moscow has been complaining for months about restrictions on its fertilizer exports under another deal it signed with the UN last July.
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