The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has warned that fighting has intensified around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia increasing the “level of danger.”
There is now an increased level of their being a nuclear disaster across Europe, the IAEA director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi warned.
Grossi told Associated Press, “There is an increased level of combat, active combat.
“My teams there report daily about the attacks, the sound of heavy weaponry. This is practically constant.”
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He added, “I see an increased level of danger. I think the principle here is to avoid an accident, and the possibility of having it is increasing. This is a matter of fact.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia are holding the nuclear power plant “hostage” and Europe’s safety can no longer be guaranteed.
The Ukrainian President said, “Holding a nuclear power station hostage for more than a year – this is surely the worst thing that has ever happened in the history of European or world-wide nuclear power.”