IAEA Warns of Nuclear Accidents During Ukraine Invasion

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: March 1, 2022; 14:02 ♦ (Vindobona)

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), four nuclear facilities of the country have already been affected by the Russian attacks in Ukraine. Read what the incidents are and what the current status of the damage is.

Ukraine’s nuclear power programme - 15 reactors at four sites - usually accounts for roughly half its electricity production. (Picture: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Unit 4) / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Flickr / IAEA Imagebank / Greg Webb, CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

The IAEA follows the developments in Ukraine very closely and with grave concern, especially the conflict’s potential impact on the safety and security of the country’s nuclear power reactors.