IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi urged the parties to provide the mission with access to the Zaporizhzhia NPP. However, he noted that at present there is no threat to the safety of the nuclear power plant.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Nebenzya, accuses the Ukrainian Armed Forces of shelling the nuclear power plant. He argues this position by the fact that Russia has no reason to attack “neither itself, nor the station, nor Enerhodar.” Nebenzya also said that the Russian Federation is ready to support the IAEA mission and will do everything to make it happen before the end of August.
Permanent Representative of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya said that the only way to eliminate the nuclear threat is to withdraw Russian troops and return control of the station to Ukraine. The US also called for the same.
The representative of China, who currently chairs the UN, called on Russia and Ukraine to return to peace talks.