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War in Ukraine: IAEA resolution calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Its member states International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) they demanded the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from nuclear power plant of Zaporizhia in the south Ukraine.

The resolution adopted on Thursday (28/9) at the annual IAEA General Conference in Vienna calls for “the immediate withdrawal of all military and other unauthorized personnel from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, as well as the return of the plant under the full control of the competent Ukrainian authorities”.

It also demands that IAEA inspectors permanently stationed at the nuclear power plant be allowed unfettered access to all areas of the plant. Currently, IAEA inspectors do not have access to several reactor roofs.

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi recently expressed concern over poor technical maintenance and the presence of Russian troops at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. He has also repeatedly warned of the risk of a serious accident due to the hostilities near the nuclear reactor complex.

Russian troops seized the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in early March 2022, a few days after the invasion of Ukraine began. The nuclear plant’s reactors remain shut down as of September 2022.

The resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency was upvoted by 69 member states. It was voted against by six countries, including Russia, China and Iran. 32 countries chose to abstain, including Pakistan and South Africa.

Five dead from Russian strikes in Kherson and Donetsk

Five dead are the toll of Russian strikes in Kherson and Donetsk, Ukrainian officials announcedyesterday Thursday.

Three women were killed on a street in Kherson (south), a city from which Russian troops withdrew late last year. After abandoning their positions on the west bank of the Dnieper, the invaders often launch attacks – from the east bank of the river – against Kherson and neighboring areas.

In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, two people were killed by Russian strikes in the towns of Krasnohorivka (west of occupied Bakhmut) and Marinka.

In Kostiandinivka, also west of the occupied city of Bakhmut, three people were injured by two airstrikes launched – within an hour – by the Russian forces.

Source: News Beast

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