IAEA “Supports the establishment of a safe zone for the Japo Riza nuclear power plant in nine countries including the United States and Korea”

[자포리자=AP/뉴시스] Russia said on the 29th (local time) that a hole in the roof of a fuel storage building at the Zaporiza nuclear power plant was punctured by Ukrainian artillery shelling. The traces in the red circle are presumed to be holes caused by shelling. The image is a satellite image (Courtesy of Maxar Technologies) showing a hole in the building adjacent to the Japoriza nuclear reactor. 2022.08.30

[서울=뉴시스]Reporter Kim Tae-gyu = Nine countries, including South Korea and the United States, have expressed support for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) idea that the vicinity of the Zaporiza nuclear power plant in Ukraine should be designated as a demilitarized safe and protected area.

According to the IAEA on the 23rd (local time), the countries attending the high-level representative meeting held in New York, USA, issued a statement and expressed their strong support for the IAEA’s plan to establish a safe zone for the Japorija nuclear power plant.

The high-level delegation meeting, presided over by French President Emmanuel Macron, was attended by IAEA Secretary-General Rafael Grossi, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Rousseff Borrell, and Prime Minister Denis Schmihal of Ukraine.

Secretary-General Grosi introduced the activities of two IAEA inspectors residing at the Japoriza nuclear power plant. He emphasized that the threat of radiation leakage continues due to the continued shelling around the nuclear power plant, and that it should be stopped immediately.

In addition, Secretary-General Grosi explained that it is in the process of obtaining the consent of the Russian and Ukrainian governments to establish a safe and protected area for the Zaporiza nuclear power plant.

After the meeting, the delegates in attendance adopted a statement of support for the establishment of a safe and protected area for the Japorija nuclear power plant. Nine countries, including South Korea, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Ukraine, participated in the statement.

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