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Ukraine accuses Russia of “kidnapping” two workers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

The state nuclear energy agency Ukraine accused on Tuesday Russia to arrest two high-ranking officials from the central Zaporizhzhiaa Russian-controlled plant in southern Ukraine.

In a statement on social media, Energoatom indicated that the Russian forces “kidnapped” on Monday to the director of the information technology division, Oleg Kostyukov and the deputy general director Oleg Osheka and that “They were taken to an unknown destination.”

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Energoatom called the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Raphael Grossia “make every effort” to secure his release.

Russian troops took control of the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia in early March, in the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The country has accused Russia to arrest several employees of the plant.

In the past week, Energoatom He said Russian troops had “kidnapped” and mistreated Valeri Martiniuk, deputy director general of human resources at the plant.

In a statement Tuesday night, the IAEAwhich has experts on site, reported its “release”. Grossi “celebrated” the news, but regretted the arrest of two new employees.

In late September, the agency also claimed that Russia he had arrested the person most responsible, Igor Murashov, before releasing him on 3 October.

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nuclear power plant Zaporizhzhiathe largest nuclear facility in Europe, is located in an area controlled by Moscow, which claims to have annexed it to its own territory along with three other areas belonging to Ukraine: Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson.

Moscow and Kyiv They have been blaming each other for months for bombing the plant’s facilities, sparking fears of a possible nuclear disaster.

Source: Elcomercio

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