Publish dateTuesday 9 May 2023 - 08:57
Story Code : 269693
Following Russia's move to evacuate a city near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warned of the risk of a nuclear accident in Zaporozhye.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): "Raphael Grossi", Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned about the possibility of a severe nuclear accident in the city of "Zaprogya".
Lebanon's "LBC" channel reported in this regard, after Russia ordered the evacuation of a city near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Grossi warned about the threat of a "severe nuclear accident".
According to this report, the Zaporozhye power plant is located near the front lines of the conflict between the Russian and Ukrainian armies, and the Ukrainian authorities claimed yesterday (Sunday) that a 72-year-old woman was killed in the mortar attacks of the Russian army on the city of Nikopol near the Zaporozhye power plant, and three Another person was also injured.
The Ukrainian army claims that the Russian army fired more than 30 mortar rounds at Nikopol yesterday.
Grossi also said in a warning message: "The general situation in this area near the nuclear forces of Zaporizhia is remarkably unpredictable and potentially dangerous." "I am deeply concerned about the real nuclear safety and security risks facing the plant."
Grossi's warnings came after Yevgeny Balitsky, the Russian governor of Zaporizhia province, ordered the residents of this province on Friday to evacuate 18 towns in Zaporizhia region, including the town of Enrhodar, near the nuclear power plant, before a possible attack by Ukrainian forces. .
According to published reports, Balitsky said: "So I decided to evacuate the children and parents, the elderly, the disabled, and the hospital patients first."
On the other hand, "BBC" channel quoted Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of "Melitopol" as stating that thousands of cars waited in traffic for five hours to evacuate these cities.
According to the report, the region is also widely considered a possible center for Ukraine's expected spring counteroffensive.
Igor Konashenkov, the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense, also announced yesterday that the country's forces took control of two other areas in the west and northwest of Bakhmut, although he did not provide more details.
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