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UN Nuclear Inspectors Arrive In Zaporizhzhya Ahead Of Mission [sic] To Russian-Held Plant
• Grossi said inspectors were likely to reach the nuclear complex on September 1 and the initial inspection should last "a few days," but he hopes to establish a permanent mission in Ukraine

• the Russian-installed officials in Enerhodar[Energodar], the town where the plant is[], said the IAEA team could stay anywhere from one to eight days.

• [Ukrainian] Yevgeny Balitsky, the Moscow-appointed [governor] of Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizh* region, told Interfax that the IAEA inspectors "must [sic] see the work of the station in one day."

• Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's representative to international organizations JCPOA negotiation in Vienna, welcomed the possibility that IAEA experts could stay at the plant on a permanent basis.

Shelling dangerously close to the reactors, exhausted workers held at gunpoint, and disconnections have intensified fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster that could spread radioactivity far and wide.
The United States this week said a "controlled shutdown" of Zaporizh* is the "safest option" and urged Moscow to agree to a demilitarized zone around the site, echoing an earlier call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
yahoo! Ukrayinska Pravda | Russian occupiers give IAEA 1 day to complete Zaporizh* Nuclear Power Plant inspection as its mission sets out from Kyiv to Zaporizh*
quoting RFERL

yahoo! Ukrayinska Pravda | Occupiers ostentatiously capture "Ukrainian terrorists" on eve of IAEA mission arrival at Zaporozh* Nuclear Power Plant
"A soldier is seen leisurely approaching a person who is lying face down and shows no resistance, and starts hitting their lumbar spine (or pretending to do so)."

by Cat on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 at 11:54:21 PM EST
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