The ongoing Russo-Ukraine war has entered its 13th day of an offensive against Ukraine. For the first time since 1986 such advanced nuclear weaponry has been used to bring down a country said the International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Rafael Grossi.
Putin supports the IAEA supremo Rafael’s idea of a meet-up with Ukraine to discuss safety measures near the nuclear facilities which just got mildly hit but not damaged by the Russian forces. Putin wants the meet-up to be conducted elsewhere but not at the Chernobyl site.
Russia has used nuclear weapons on Ukraine and it’s been for the first time any aggressive country has used such advanced nuclear weaponry since 1986.
Ukraine currently has 4 nuclear power plants with 15 nuclear reactors, including Europe’s massive plant at Zaporizhzhia close to Crimea, although two days back 2 nuclear power plants were seized by the Russian forces.
During the Russian attacks, a complex close to the reactors at Zaporizhzhia was under fire, due to a Russian artillery projectile. Russia brushed off stating it was damaged by Ukrainian soldiers. This incident sparked the massive consequences should the nuclear reactor be hit.
Timely fire extinguishers tended to the damaged site however the power plant is now under the Russian force’s command and Ukrainians are now to work according to the Russian military’s orders.
IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi highlighted that just missed disastrous incident and called for a trilateral meet-up at Chernobyl, where once world’s ghastly mishap took place in 1986. Russia has acquired a waste-defunct radioactive facility near Chernobyl.
This meeting is aimed at discussing the safety of nuclear reactors in Ukraine.
Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s IAEA ambassador said that he agrees with Rafael Grossi and expects Ukrainians to be cooperative. However, Chernobyl is not the most appealing of meet-up places there are several other places in the world.
Rafael Grossi wants to broker a deal with both the Russian and the Ukrainian officials and come to a common agreement.
Ukraine informed the IAEA that the Russian military had cut off the mobile networks and internet services at Zaporizhzhia, stopping all communications with the outside world.