Serious allegations against Russian occupiers



Also according to the IAEA: Ukrainian employees of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (photo from September 2)
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According to the operator Energoatom, Ukrainian employees of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant have been abducted, tortured and killed. This statement goes well beyond the most recent IAEA report.

Dhe President of the Ukrainian operating company of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine has accused the Russian occupiers of kidnapping, torturing and killing Ukrainian workers at the plant. About 200 people have been arrested, Petro Kotin told the newspapers of the Funke media group. Nothing is known about the fate of some, some have been killed, "We know that people have been tortured".

These claims go well beyond what the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after her inspection of the nuclear facility last week. The report by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi speaks of "great stress and pressure" to which the staff is exposed, especially given the few available staff on site. This is not acceptable and could lead to human error with consequences for nuclear safety.

The influence of the staff of the Russian state-owned company Rosatom in decisions and processes is also critically noted, as is the fact that the workforce does not have unhindered access to all parts of the plant. According to Kotin, there are still about a thousand employees there; normally it is 11,000. According to the Energoatom boss, the Russian occupiers are trying to find out which employees are pro-Ukrainian.



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