Only Russian media allowed: Russia keeps journalists away from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The inspectors of the Atomic Energy Agency IAEA inspect the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia in the middle of the war zone.

Only Russian media allowed: Russia keeps journalists away from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The inspectors of the Atomic Energy Agency IAEA inspect the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia in the middle of the war zone. At a press conference, only Russian media microphones are in the picture - other journalists are not welcome. Selenskyj is outraged by the actions of the Russian "occupiers".

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia has prevented international media representatives from accompanying experts from the Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. It had been agreed with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi that Ukrainian and international journalists could be present on the mission to the Russian-occupied power plant in southern Ukraine, the head of state said in his daily video address in the evening. "Independent journalists. For the world to see the truth." Unfortunately, the "occupiers" would not have let any journalists in.

The inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived at the power plant, which had been under fire for weeks, at noon to examine it for damage, for example. When Grossi made a statement in front of the nuclear power plant, only microphones from Russian media could be seen on Russian state television. The IAEA boss later published his own video on the short message service Twitter.

He hopes that the mission will nevertheless allow objective conclusions to be drawn about the situation, said Zelenskyj. He once again called for the demilitarization of the site. "This is the goal of Ukrainian and international efforts." He has so far missed corresponding statements from the inspectors. Only when Russian troops have left the nuclear power plant and the shelling of the power plant town of Enerhodar and other nearby areas has stopped can the nuclear power plant work safely.

Kyiv and Moscow blame each other for the recent incidents. Concern is growing internationally that a nuclear catastrophe could occur.

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