A The agency does not identify the person responsible for the attack, but states that its experts, who visited the facilities today, were informed by the Russian authorities of the drone’s detonation and that “such detonation is consistent with the IAEA’s observations.”

“I ask you to refrain from actions that contradict the five IAEA principles and that endanger nuclear safety,” declared the agency’s director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, in a message published on social media.

Russian authorities present at the Zaporijia nuclear plant hours earlier reported a Ukrainian attack involving two drones, the first of which crashed with an explosive charge near a canteen at the plant.

The explosion damaged a truck unloading food, authorities said, while a second drone struck the loading dock. No victims were recorded.

The attack occurred 20 minutes after a new inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear agency.

There is no record of victims.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with the argument of protecting pro-Russian separatist minorities in the east and “denazifying” the neighboring country, independent since 1991, after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, and which has been move away from Moscow’s space of influence and get closer to Europe and the West.

The war in Ukraine has already caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides, and the two belligerents remain unyielding in their territorial positions and are not open to negotiating concessions.

Recent months have been marked by large-scale Russian airstrikes against Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, while Kiev’s forces have targeted targets on Russian territory close to the border and on the Crimean peninsula, illegally annexed in 2014.

Already in the third year of war, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been faced with a lack of weapons and ammunition, despite repeated promises of help from Western allies.

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