Russia needs “additional explanations” about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says additional information has been requested from the UN because of a “number of problems”, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.
The report on the Ukrainian power plant was shared on Tuesday. It states which parts of the complex were damaged by shelling. Because of the continuing violence, calls are also made for a safety zone around the nuclear power plant. Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky has said after publication that he favours demilitarization of the area.
The report does not identify either of the two warring parties as responsible. Instead, Ukraine and Russia blame each other for the attacks. Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was captured in March, shortly after the start of the Russian invasion. Two IAEA employees are now permanently stationed at the Ukrainian-run plant.
A team from the UN nuclear watchdog was able to visit the nuclear power plant last week for the first time since the start of the war.