At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, a team of experts from the IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to start investigating the nuclear power plant from the 1st to ensure safety.
However, shelling is believed to continue at and around the nuclear power plant, and the focus is on whether the IAEA's investigation will proceed smoothly.
At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, which is controlled by the Russian military, a series of shelling has damaged some facilities, raising concerns that it could lead to a serious accident.
On August 31, a team of IAEA experts in Ukraine arrived in the city of Zaporizhia, about 60 kilometers from the nuclear power plant, to conduct this investigation.
Speaking to reporters in Zaporizhia, IAEA Director-General Grossi revealed that the investigation of the nuclear power plant will begin on the 1st and will continue for several days. And I also need to talk to the employees," he said.
After that, he said, "We aim to make the IAEA permanent," and indicated that he would make adjustments to create a system that can always grasp the local situation.
Regarding this, Russia's IAEA Ambassador to Vienna, Ulyanov, said, "Russia welcomes it," and indicated the possibility of accepting it.
On the other hand, regarding the bombardment of the nuclear power plant and its surroundings, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on the 31st that "the Ukrainian military continued provocations on the 30th with the aim of interfering with the IAEA's mission, and there was an artillery bombardment on the site of the nuclear power plant." It seems that the fighting continues.
It has also been pointed out that the Russian military is pressuring the employees of the nuclear power plant not to talk about the troops stationed on the premises, and the focus is on whether the IAEA investigation will proceed smoothly.
Meanwhile, fighting continues in Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces have embarked on a new offensive in Russian-occupied territory in the southern Kherson Oblast.
The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on the 31st that the Ukrainian offensive had failed. More than 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers were killed. We are going backwards,” he analyzes.
In response to the Ukrainian military's offensive, it has been pointed out that the Russian military is reorganizing and integrating its troops and is working to strengthen the defense of the south, and the offense and defense in the south is expected to become even more intense.