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Ukraine Seeks Safe Zone as Russia Nears Biggest Atomic Plant

  • IAEA will convene an emergency session Wednesday over Ukraine
  • Advancing Russian forces are close to Zaporizhzhia plant
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The head of Ukraine’s nuclear-power utility called on international monitors to intervene to ensure the safety of the country’s 15 atomic reactors as an advancing Russian invasion nears Europe’s largest nuclear plant. 

The International Atomic Energy Agency will convene an emergency session on Wednesday in Vienna to assess the situation. The watchdog has been warning for days that the war threatens to trigger a wider tragedy by damaging nuclear power infrastructure.