Russian shelling hits Ukraine nuclear plant, 'one step away from a radiation disaster': Zelensky
Timing means "the terrorist state does not care what the IAEA says, it does not care what the international community decides," president says.
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Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is "one step away from a radiation disaster" after ongoing Russian shelling damaged "the last power transmission line connecting the plant to the energy system" of the besieged country, President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a presidential address Monday.
International Atomic Energy Agency experts are already on site to monitor the plant, The Hill reports. IAEA published an update saying its director general will issue a report Tuesday on "the nuclear safety, security and safeguards situation in Ukraine – including the findings from the mission to the ZNPP – and later the same day brief the United Nations Security Council about the mission to the plant."
Zelensky said the timing shows that Russia is a "terrorist state [that] does not care what the IAEA says, it does not care what the international community decides. Russia is interested only in keeping the situation the worst for the longest time possible."
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