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  • Borislav Ivanov

War Update: IAEA’s mission and more

As Putin’s war enters its 191st day, let’s take a look at the recent major developments.

Rafael Grossi. Credit: Genva Savilov; Getty Images

IAEA will maintain a constant presence

Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said his organization would maintain a continual presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station after he returned from a mission there, leaving specialists from his team at the facility.

Ukraine's nuclear power operator stated that if the station is demilitarized, the IAEA mission will be successful.

According to Energoatom, one of the complex's two reactors was shut down due to Russian bombardment.

According to Russia's defense ministry, a Ukrainian "sabotage group" attempted to capture the plant ahead of the IAEA visit.

According to Yevgeny Balitsky, the Russian-installed governor of Zaporizhia, at least three persons were killed and five were injured in Ukrainian shelling in Enerhodar, near where the plant is located.

Mykhailo Podolyak, a presidential assistant in Ukraine, said that Russia engineered the event in Enerhodar to blame Kyiv.


Five people were murdered and 12 were injured in the Donetsk area in the last 24 hours, according to the regional governor.

Ukraine's southern operational command claimed its soldiers demolished a pontoon bridge used by Russian troops near the town of Daryivky in the Kherson region.

According to the UK defense ministry, severe fighting continues in southern Ukraine, including shelling of Enerhodar.

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