Russia to stop Ukrainian attempts to retake Zaporiza nuclear power plant

Pro-Russian local government also insists on "blocking external power lines with bombardment"

Zaporiza Nuclear Power Complex

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jong-seok Yoon = The Ukrainian army sent troops to the Zaporiza nuclear power plant on the night of the 2nd (local time) to retake it, but failed and retreated, the Russian military said.

Russia's Ministry of Defense said on the 3rd that "250 Ukrainian naval forces attempted to cross a lake near the Zaporiza nuclear power plant around 11 p.m. on the 2nd, but[we]stopped them," Reuters reported.

"Even though the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are currently at the nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian military made an attempt to seize the nuclear power plant that day," the Ministry of National Defense said. claimed that

Reuters said it could not confirm whether the Russian defense ministry's claims were correct.

At the same time, the Russian side claimed that the power line connecting the nuclear power plant was again cut off by the Ukrainian bombardment in the early morning of the 3rd, the Associated Press reported.

A pro-Russian government official said on Telegram, "Ukrainian forces bombarded the nuclear power plant and cut the power line."

If the power lines connected to the outside were damaged by the bombardment on the Japo-rija nuclear power plant complex, the situation where the nuclear power plant repaired it was repeated.

The AP also said it could not confirm the authenticity of the allegations.

IAEA begins inspection of Ukrainian Zaporiza nuclear power plant
IAEA begins inspection of Ukrainian Zaporiza nuclear power plant

(Enerhodar EPA = Yonhap News file photo) Rafael Grosi (center left, white hat), secretary-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and inspectors visited the Zaporiza nuclear power plant in Ukraine on the 1st (local time) to check the site. have. The IAEA inspectors arrived at the site on the same day to prevent a nuclear disaster at the Japorija nuclear power plant and set out on a three-day mission. 2022.9.2 leekm@yna.co.kr

The IAEA inspectorate arrived at the nuclear power plant on the 1st and conducted a safety check, and six inspectors remain at the site.

The Zaporiza nuclear power plant was bombarded by bombardment during the fighting between Russia and Ukraine, raising concerns about radioactive material leakage.

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