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Macron and Zelensky again ask for guarantees for Zaporizhzhia's safety

Central nuclear de  Zaporizhzhia, ao sul da Ucrânia, foi tomada pelos russos em março.
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, in southern Ukraine, was taken over by the Russians in March.

Central nuclear de  Zaporizhzhia, ao sul da Ucrânia, foi tomada pelos russos em março. | Photo: EFE/EPA

08082223The Presidents of France and Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky, again asked this Saturday for security guarantees for the protection of the Ukrainian nuclear plant of Zaporizhzhia, the largest in Europe. The last reactor that was still in operation was deactivated last Monday due to the succession of bombings in the vicinity of the Ukrainian power station, which continued in recent days.0808222308082223The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, made a dramatic alert this Friday about a possible accident at the plant , occupied by Russia, after a bombing raid the night before cut the external electrical connection to the plant. In their conversation on Saturday, Macron and Zelensky called the situation in Zaporizhzhia “very worrying”, according to a source at the Élysée Palace, seat of the French presidency, and reinforced their support for the work of the IAEA. Furthermore, they insisted on their demand for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the area to ensure the security of the nuclear facilities.

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