The U.S. President Joe Biden discussed with Volodymyr Zelenskiy what is happening around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the White House reports.
According to the White House press service, following their conversation, Zelenskiy told Biden the latest information about the fire in the nuclear power plant area. At the same time, Zelensky himself said earlier that he had discussed the situation with the fire at the Zaporozhye NPP with world leaders, including Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ukraine, according to him, also appealed to the IAEA.
On Friday night, the press service of the Zaporozhye NPP reported a fire on the territory of the station. At the same time, the State Emergency Service stated that the fire started outside the territory of the NPP – in the training building. The press service of the station stated that there was no information about the violation of the radiation background. At the same time, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, rescuers are on standby. At the same time, Energoatom (the operator of all nuclear power plants operating in Ukraine), with reference to the head of the Zaporozhye military administration, Alexander Starukha, reported that firefighters were allowed to enter the NPP territory.
Biden, according to the White House, joined Zelensky in calling on Russia to “reduce military activity in the area and allow firefighters and rescuers to the site.” Biden discussed what was happening with nuclear security experts from his administration, the report said.