An inspection team from the U.N. reached the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine on Thursday to protect it from a potential massive disaster.
The team arrived amid the battle between Russian and Ukrainian forces, which forced the shutdown of one reactor and highlighted the urgency and danger of the mission, AP News reported.
In a convoy of SUVs and vans, the 14-person team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived at Europe’s largest nuclear plant following months of dialogues to get access to the complex and take action to avert a catastrophe on the continent. Rafael Grossi, the head of the IAEA, oversaw the inspectors.
Russia and Ukraine both accused the other of bombarding the region and attempting to scuttle the experts’ visit as they were traveling into Zaporizhzhia. The team’s journey to the factory was slowed down by the intense bombardment.
The state-owned nuclear power corporation of Ukraine, Energoatom, said …