War in Ukraine: IAEA will be in the Zaporizhia plant on Thursday, wants to establish “a permanent presence”

War in Ukraine: IAEA will be in the Zaporizhia plant on Thursday, wants to establish “a permanent presence”

The mission to the plant will take place on Thursday, September 1. The director general of the IAEA has announced that he wants to establish a “permanent presence” for the agency there.

Members of an IAEA inspection mission stand in a hotel after arriving in Zaporizhia on August 31, 2022. AFP

The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have access Thursday, September 1 to the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhya, occupied by the Russians, and will try to establish “a permanent presence there”, indicated its director general. Rafaelo Grossi.

“We are preparing for the real work which starts tomorrow,” he said in French on Wednesday August 31, according to a video transmitted by his services. “We will try to establish a permanent agency presence from then on.”

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