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Biden urges Ukraine to comply with international nuclear inspection requirements

President Joe Biden spoke to the leaders of satellite allies about how tense the situation surrounding the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine is, according to the White H

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According to the White House, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the volatile situation at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine with the heads of close allies.

A readout from the White House press office on Sunday stated that Vice President Biden spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all of whom “affirmed their continued support for Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against Russian aggression.” This came months after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

SEE IT: Russia’s armed forces protect military vehicles inside Ukraine’s nuclear power plant.

Military operations near the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant were also discussed, as was the importance of an IAEA visit as soon as possible to ascertain the state of safety systems, according to the readout. The readout also mentions discussions regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the stability of the Middle East.

In recent weeks, worries about the nuclear power plant have grown. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called shelling the plant “suicidal” after Russian and Ukrainian forces accused each other of doing it.

According to a report by Jamie McIntyre in the Washington Examiner last week, State Department spokesman Ned Price warned of the possibility of a Russian “false flag” attack and said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant “as soon as possible and in a manner that respects Ukraine’s full sovereignty, to help ensure the safety and security of the plant and monitoring of its nuclear material.”

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Ukraine has been accused of shelling and attacking the plant with drones by Russia, and Moscow has rebuffed calls to create a demilitarized zone (DMZ) around the facility. At a press conference in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechayev said, “Any proposals to create a demilitarized zone around the plant are unacceptable.” That would increase the danger to the nuclear plant, you see.

Although Nechayev claimed the United Nations had “sabotaged” an IAEA inspection scheduled for June, he assured reporters that the inspectors would be arriving at the plant “very soon.”

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Daniel Chaitin, the original author

The Urgent Need for a Nuclear Plant Inspection in Ukraine, as Discussed by Vice President Biden with World Leaders at the Original Location