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Ukraine Nuclear Talks at Chernobyl Pitched Amid Russia Offensive

  • IAEA Director General offers to mediate talks on safety risk
  • Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant fell to Russian forces overnight
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WATCH: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy comments on Russia’s shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.Source: Bloomberg

Ukraine and Russian nuclear officials were called to attend negotiations by the international atomic regulator in order to dial down safety risks caused by the Kremlin’s invasion. 

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said Friday he’s offered to meet representatives from both sides at the site of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant, north of Kyiv. The Argentine diplomat reiterated his grave concern at the growing risks following overnight shelling of Europe’s biggest atomic generator, located in southeastern Ukraine.