The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he was “extremely concerned” about the situation around Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which Russia seized on Friday. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is operating and employees continue to operate, but now they are under the control of the Russian military. According to the agency, the employees must ask permission from the Russians for everything they do. This also applies to maintenance tasks.
“Management and staff must be able to continue to perform their vital tasks without severe pressure from the outside,” said IAEA Director Grossi. The International Atomic Energy Agency says the Russians have shut down the mobile phone network around exchanges and Internet connections. This makes communication with the largest nuclear power plant in Europe very difficult.
The nuclear agency is also concerned about the situation in Mariupol, where, according to Ukraine, there is no longer any contact with all enterprises authorized to use radioactive materials. There is also a difficult connection with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which exploded in 1986. The authorities and employees of the Ukrainian Stock Exchange can communicate only by e-mail.
The nuclear power plant was seized on Friday. There was also a fight at the nuclear power plant:
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