IRYNA BALACHUK – THURSDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2022, 14:34
The IAEA mission has arrived at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in occupied Enerhodar in the afternoon of 1 September.
Source: National Nuclear Energy Company "Energoatom" on Telegram; Russian Kremlin-aligned media outlet RIA Novosti
Details: The Russian outlet published a video of the IAEA column entering the ZNPP territory.
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The IAEA mission, which arrived at the ZNPP from Zaporizhzhia city, earlier got stuck at a checkpoint in Novooleksandrivka, which is approximately 20 km from the front line.
- On the morning of 1 September, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission set off from the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia and headed for the nuclear power plant in the Russian-controlled town of Enerhodar, despite reports of intense shelling in the area.
- Energoatom reported that operating unit 5 at ZNPP had been automatically shut down due to Russian attacks.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that the actions of the Russian army endangered the work of the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is heading for the occupied ZNPP.
- Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko says that Russian occupiers may prevent the IAEA mission from visiting key facilities that need to be inspected on the territory of the occupied ZNPP.