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Russia Is Already Sabotaging the Mission to Dodge a Nuclear Catastrophe

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As inspectors for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gear up to inspect the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which Russian forces have occupied for months, holding Ukrainian operators at gunpoint to keep the plant up and running, hopes are mounting that the inspection can go off without a hitch.

But already, the inspection group, which arrived this week and which includes the IAEA’s director general, Rafael Grossi, are hitting snags. Russians have so far refused to grant the mission special passes for entry, and are forcing the mission to wait in the general line to enter the territory, in part because the IAEA inspectors chose to travel to the territory by way of Kyiv, not territory that Russia has seized from Ukraine during the war.

Vladimir Rogov, a Russian administrator appointed as the head of the region, said they could have opted to travel to Zaporizhzhia by way of seized territory to avoid going through so much trouble.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Source: Russia Is Already Sabotaging the Mission to Dodge a Nuclear Catastrophe

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