Zelensky, IAEA chief go to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia area

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi on Monday mentioned they have been visiting the southern frontline area of Zaporizhzhia, partly managed by Russian forces.

“I met Zelensky immediately in Zaporizhzhia Metropolis and had a wealthy change on the safety of the Zaporizhzhia NPP (nuclear energy plant) and its employees,” Grossi wrote on Twitter.

“I reiterated the complete assist of the IAEA to Ukraine’s nuclear services,” he mentioned, referring to the Worldwide Atomic Power Company which he heads.

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Zaporizhzhia is residence to Europe’s largest nuclear energy plant, which Russia captured a 12 months in the past.

Earlier on Monday Zelensky mentioned he visited Ukrainian navy positions within the Zaporizhzhia area.

“I’m honoured to be right here immediately, subsequent to our navy,” Zelensky mentioned on social media, posting a video of himself and Ukrainian servicemen.

“We will certainly win.”

Throughout the journey, the Ukrainian president visited a neighborhood command put up and adorned policemen and servicemen, the presidency mentioned in an announcement.

Zelensky’s go to to Zaporizhzhia got here after he visited the southern area of Kherson final week in addition to navy positions within the japanese Donetsk area.