UN nuclear watchdog proposes safety and security zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has proposed the establishment of a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, which is Europe's largest. The plant has faced almost daily shelling and bombardment, raising fears of a nuclear accident. The IAEA has started consultations with Ukraine and Russia on the proposal, and both nations appear to be interested. The establishment of a security zone would be a commitment that no military action will include or will imply aiming at the plant or at a radius affecting its normal operation.