The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Thursday that it found no evidence of undeclared nuclear activity at three sites in Ukraine.
Areas studied were LReuters reports that Kiev’s request comes in response to Russia’s accusations that they are working on a “dirty bomb”.
Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukraine of planning to use such a bomb, saying Ukrainian companies linked to the nuclear industry were involved in the production. . The Ukrainian government has denied the allegations.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the IAEA’s decision, saying in a video intervention that “the only dirty things in our region at the moment are the leaders of those in Moscow who, unfortunately, control the Russian state and terrorize Ukraine. The whole world”.
Some Ukrainian and Western officials believe Moscow came up with the accusation to create a cover to detonate its own “dirty bomb” and blame Kiev.
“In the past few days, the inspectors have managed all the measures the IAEA had planned to take and were granted unrestricted access to the targets visited,” the IAEA said in a statement.
“Based on an assessment of results to date and information provided by Ukraine, the Agency has found no indication of undeclared nuclear activities and materials at these sites.”
The IAEA announced last month that it would inspect two targets in Ukraine following Kiev’s request. On Monday he said the inspections had begun, and he noted they were on Thursday
Finished in three places instead of two. Russia has mentioned the objectives of the visit in its accusations. These are the Nuclear Research Institute in Kiev, the Zhovti Vodi processing and mining plant, and the Bivtenni Production Association machine-building plant in Dnipro.
The inspectors also took environmental samples that will be sent for laboratory analysis, after which the IAEA will report the results, the report added.
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Release Date: 04-11-2022 07:07
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