Westerners reaffirm their concern for nuclear security in Ukraine | War in Ukraine

Westerns reaffirm concern for nuclear security in Ukraine | War in Ukraine

Continued fighting in the area of ​​the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant raises fears of an accident.

Leaders of the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Germany stressed in a telephone exchange on Sunday the need to ensure the safety of Ukrainian nuclear installations in the face of the Russian invasion , reports a spokesperson for Boris Johnson.

In a joint appeal, the Prime Minister, the President [Joe] Biden, President [Emmanuel] Macron and Chancellor [Olaf] Scholz underlined their strong commitment to supporting Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, Downing Street said in a statement.

They stressed the importance of ensuring the security of nuclear installations and welcomed recent discussions to allow the dispatch of a mission of the ;IAEA [the International Atomic Energy Agency] at the Zaporizhia power plant, the statement added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday authorized an inspection of the IAEA on the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the most important of the four Ukrainian power plants, on the banks of the Dnieper, occupied since March by Russian forces.

The prosecution fighting in this area, for which Moscow and kyiv blame each other, raises fears of an accident.

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