Russian invaders shelled Enerhodar near Zaporizhzhia NPP, while the IAEA mission was on its way to the plant
Yevhen Yevtushenko, head of the Nikopol District Military Administration, said the Russian army was shelling Enerhodar and added that “these provocations are dangerous.”
One of the shells hit the building where Enerhodar City Council is located, according to Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov.
The attack occurred hours after a team led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Rafael Grossi, set off from Kyiv to visit the Russian-held power plant, Guardian reports.
The team arrived in the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia, 55km (34 miles) away from the plant. Grossi said the mission’s visit to the nuclear plant was a “technical mission” to avert a nuclear accident. Inspectors from the UN’s nuclear watchdog will visit the Zaporizhzhia NPP for “a few days,” the head of the delegation told reporters on August 31, 2022.