Boss of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant released again

Boss of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant released again

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the head of the Ukrainian nuclear plant in Zaporizhia, who was arrested by Russia, is free again.

He welcomes the release of Ihor Murashov, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said on Twitter on Monday. Murashov had returned safely to his family. According to Ukrainian sources, he was arrested by a Russian patrol on Friday. The IAEA has several experts in place.

According to the operator of the Ukrainian state nuclear power plant Energoatom, the head of the nuclear power plant was stopped and taken by patrol on the way from the nuclear power plant to the city of Enerhodar. According to Energoatom, Murashov is responsible for nuclear safety at the plant in Zaporizhia in his post.

Again and again bombing

The biggest nuclear power plant in Europe has been occupied by Russian troops since March. The facility was the target of repeated attacks in the final weeks of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, for which Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other. The bombing and fighting near the nuclear plant fueled fears of a nuclear catastrophe.