The IAEA urged Russia to withdraw troops from the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

The IAEA urged Russia to withdraw troops from the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

IAEA urged Russia to withdraw troops from the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP

Zaporozhye NPP (archive photo)   The IAEA called on Russia to withdraw troops from the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP of this resolution is that it did not say anything about the systematic shelling of the station. Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the ZNPP

The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution demanding that Russia withdraw its troops from the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP.

According to the agency Reuters, 26 countries voted in favor of the resolution, Russia and China opposed. Seven countries – Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Burundi, Vietnam, India and Pakistan – abstained.

The resolution, which was discussed behind closed doors, called on Russia to “immediately stop all activities at the Zaporizhzhya NPP and around it, as well as at any other nuclear facility in Ukraine. The document also notes that the occupation of the station by Russia significantly increases the risk of a nuclear accident.

This is the second such resolution, both documents were proposed by Canada and Poland on behalf of Ukraine, which is not a member of the IAEA Board of Governors.

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According to Reuters, the Russian mission to the IAEA called the “Achilles' heel” of this resolution is that it did not say anything about the systematic shelling of the station. Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the ZNPP.