Emmanuel Macron Paris confirmed that the Kremlin will reconsider the requirements for an IAEA inspection at the ZNPP
The Russian President, in a conversation with Emmanuel Macron, abandoned the initial requirement that IAEA inspectors would have to arrive at the Zaporizhzhya NPP from Moscow-controlled territory
There is growing concern in Europe that the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant could lead to catastrophic consequences that could become worse than the consequences of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.
IAEA Head Rafael Grossi « welcomed recent statements that both Ukraine and Russia support the IAEA's goal of sending a mission” to the nuclear power plant.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily address on Friday: “Ukrainian diplomats, our partners, UN representatives and The IAEA is working out the specific details of the mission that will be sent to the Zaporozhye NPP. I am grateful to everyone who joined this work and initiative.”
Zelensky also warned that “if Russian blackmail with radiation continues, this summer may go down in the history of various European countries as one of the most tragic. No nuclear power plant in the world has a procedure in place in case a terrorist state targets a nuclear power plant.”