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The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, said United Nations officials would be allowed to visit and inspect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex.

The Kremlin has made the following announcement after a call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.


It came as claims of action near the plant continued, with four civilians reportedly injured by Russian shelling.

In addition, the United States has promised to send more arms and ammunition to help Ukraine in taking a stand against Russia in war.

In a post-call announcement made by the Kremlin, stating that, “France and Russian leaders had agreed to provide UN investigators with the required assistance to access the Zaporizhzhia nuclear site.

Russians have occupied the plant since the early March but Ukrainian operatives and technicians are still operating it under Russian directions.

The Kremlin said, “Both leaders noted the significance of sending the IAEA experts to the plant for an assessment of “the situation on the ground.”

The director-general of the United Nations watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), acknowledged Putin’s statement and said that he was willing to lead a visit to the plant himself.


Rafael Grossi said, “In this highly volatile and fragile situation, it is of vital importance that no new action is taken that could further endanger the safety and security of one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants.”

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, welcomed the prospect of an inspection in his nightly address, but said specific details were still being worked out.

He said, “If Russian blackmail with radiation continues, this summer may go down in the history of various European nations as one of the most tragic of all time.”

Ukraine added Russia has turned the complex into an army base – deploying army equipment, weapons & about 500 troops who are using the location as a shield to attack towns across the Dnieper River.

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