Ukraine: the director of the Zaporizhia power plant arrested by Russia, according to Energoatom

Ukraine: the director of the Zaporizhia power plant arrested by Russia, according to Energoatom

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Russia has arrested Igor Murachov, the general director of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, located under Russian control in southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom announced on Saturday.  

Occupied since March 4 by Russian troops, the plant, the largest in Europe, has been targeted many times in recent months by bombardments including Kyv and Moscow accuse each other, raising fears of a nuclear accident.  

Mr. Murashov was arrested by a “Russian patrol” around 4:00 p.m. (1300 GMT) as he was traveling from the plant to the Russian-controlled town of Ernogodar, Energoatom boss Petro Kotin said on a social network.  

According to him, the vehicle transporting the director of the plant was stopped and the latter was extracted from the car and then “drove, blindfolded, to an unknown destination” . 

Mr. Murashov “bears full and exclusive responsibility for nuclear security,” Kotin added. by Russia. 

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the plant in September. The UN agency advocates the establishment of a security zone around the site.