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“The situation continues to deteriorate and we cannot wait for something catastrophic to happen,” Grossi said after a meeting on the situation with French President Emmanuel Macron and others.
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency said that he discussed the matter with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who met him on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday morning.
“As long as the bombing continues, the stakes are high,” Grossi said.
Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of bombing the site again on Wednesday. They said that the radiation level in the vicinity of the nuclear power plant is still within the norm.
“Even in the worst of circumstances, diplomacy must never stop (…) Our responsibility is to do this with practical and realistic proposals, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Rafael Grossi.
The Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been in the hands of Russia since March 4. It has been bombed frequently in recent weeks. For this, Kyiv and Moscow point the finger at each other.
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