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IAEA finds no undeclared activity while checking facilities in Ukraine

IAEA staff in Kyiv

IAEA staff in Kyiv (file photo)

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Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have completed inspections at three facilities in Ukraine after a request from official Kyiv. This was announced on Thursday, November 3, with reference to the IAEA statement. RIA News.

The document notes that the inspectors during the inspection “did not find any undeclared nuclear activities or materials.” Agency Director General Rafael Grossi noted that the IAEA is ready to continue to conduct inspections on Ukrainian territory in order to “verify the absence of undeclared activities and materials” and prevent any misuse of such materials.

At the end of October, it became known that the agency’s experts began activity check at Ukrainian facilities after a corresponding request from Kyiv. It was made against the backdrop of statements by the Russian side about alleged suspicious activity at two nuclear facilities in Ukraine and the preparation of a Ukrainian provocation with a “dirty bomb”.

The Director General of the IAEA did not specify what kind of facilities he was talking about, but he assured that they function within the framework of the agency’s safeguards. He added that earlier these facilities were visited by inspectors on a regular basis.

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