UN Security Council meeting on Zaporizhia nuclear power plant The United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. A source within the Chinese presidency of the Security Council, led in August by Beijing, told Agence France-Presse that the meeting would take place on August 11 at 3 p.m. (9 p.m. Paris time). A second diplomatic source at the United Nations headquarters in New York added that the fifteen member countries of the Council would meet on Thursday afternoon, at the request of Russia, which has a right of veto there, like the other four members. permanent (United States, China, France, United Kingdom). The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that its director general, Rafael Grossi, would brief the Security Council “on the nuclear safety and security situation” at the plant, as well as on its “efforts to agree on an IAEA expert mission to the site as soon as possible”. Mr. Grossi described the situation at the complex as “extremely serious”. The IAEA said its report would detail how the bombings at the site last week “violated virtually all seven indispensable pillars of nuclear safety and security” that Mr Grossi described at the start of the conflict. Bombings killed at least fourteen people overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in central Ukraine, near the nuclear power plant. The G7 group on Wednesday accused Moscow of “endangering” the region around Zaporizhia and demanded the return of the plant to Ukraine. kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of having bombed the complex. Read also: War in Ukraine: intimidation and blackmail around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
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