International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has completed an emergency inspection of the Zaporiza nuclear power plant in Ukraine, has requested to set up a protected area around the facility and stop fighting, but the bombardment still continued around the nuclear power plant.
Meanwhile, the US government said that Russia, which is under pressure on its arms supply chain due to Western sanctions, has requested the purchase of ammunition from North Korea.
Correspondent Ahn Sang-woo.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has conducted inspections of the Japoriza nuclear power plant, Europe's largest nuclear power plant, since the 1st, requested an immediate halt to the fighting around the nuclear power plant facility yesterday (6th) local time.
According to the IAEA, so far, nuclear power plant buildings and radioactive waste storage facilities have been damaged, and the external power supply to operate the nuclear power plant safely has been cut off several times in fighting.
In particular, the IAEA has urged the establishment of a protected area around the nuclear power plant facility to stop fighting, as a prolonged power cut could lead to a 'melt down' of the reactor core melting.
IAEA Secretary-General Rafael Grossi will present the results of the inspection to the UN Security Council today.
But even before the announcement, the fighting continued.
The Russian side said yesterday that the Ukrainian bombardment on the nuclear power plant damaged some of its facilities and temporarily cut off power.
[Igor Konasenkov/Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson: The Ukrainian artillery fire was interrupted by the Russian artillery fire.
The radioactive level at the Zaporiza nuclear power plant is within the normal range.]
Meanwhile, the US government announced that Russia, which is under pressure from the military supply chain due to extensive Western sanctions, contacted North Korea and requested to purchase ammunition.
He also assessed that Russia, which is showing limits in its war-related production capacity, faces a difficult challenge to continue the war.