190th day of war in Ukraine.
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, criticized that the president of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, has not requested the demilitarization of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, taken by the Russians, during his visit to the plant on Thursday.
In a speech published tonight on his website, the Ukrainian president recalled that the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) launched an inspection mission on Thursday at this nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, under the control of the Russian troops since last March 4.
For Zelensky, the “key to what should happen is the demilitarization of the territory of the plant. This is exactly the goal of the Ukrainian and international efforts” on these facilities that can suffer an accident due to the bombing that occurs in the area.
“And the bad thing is that we have not yet heard the appropriate calls from the IAEA (in this regard). Although we discussed it with Mr. Grossi in our meeting in kyiv. This was the key (…). It was clearly stated: demilitarization and total control (of Zaporizhia) by Ukrainian nuclear specialists”.