IAEA inspectors arrived at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

IAEA inspectors arrived at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

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2:18 p.m. : It is high time to make a new point on the news:

• The team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, for a mission to ensure the security of the site. Follow our live.

#RETURN “I think we can say today that we have a back to school that is going well”, assured the Prime Minister, supported by her Minister of Education. Follow our live.

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• The tool FranceConnectwhich allows you to connect to many government sites, is suspended for certain services such as Social Security or taxes due to fraud.

1:57 p.m. : IAEA inspectors must assess the safety of the plant, while Ukraine accuses the Russian army of bombing the area, while Moscow accuses kyiv of having sent a team of “saboteurs”. Earlier this morning, a reactor was shut down due to Russian bombing, according to Ukrainian operator Energoatom.

1:51 p.m. : The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team arrived at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Follow our live.

1:17 p.m. : The decision of the European Union to suspend visa facilitation deal with Russiadecided yesterday as a sanction for the Russian offensive in Ukraine, was qualified “absurdity” by the spokesperson for the Russian Presidency. This agreement, concluded in 2007, made it easier for Russian nationals to obtain their visas for the European Union.

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12:02 : Let’s make a new point on the news of this Thursday, September 1st:

One of the last two active reactors of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant had to be shut down due to the bombardments. As for the convoy of IAEA experts, it was able to leave after a first stop on the road, again because of the shots. Follow our live.

• After two months of vacation, schoolchildren, college and high school students reunited with their friends, discovered their teachers and found out about their timetable. In total, 12 million students took up the schoolbag this morning. The brand new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye wishes them his “sincere wishes for academic success”. Follow our live.

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11:33 am : As a result of’“a mortar bombardment on the site of the Zaporizhia power plant, the emergency system was activated and unit number 5 was arrested”, indicates on Telegram the Ukrainian operator Energoatom. As for the convoy of IAEA experts, it was able to leave after a first stop on the road, again because of the bombardments.

11:30 a.m. : One of the last two active reactors of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant shut down due to bombardments. Follow our live.

11:14 a.m. : Welcome back to all the students! And more particularly to the foreign middle and high school students with whom I spoke this morning at the Decour high school. Among them, courageous and motivated Ukrainian students welcomed in 🇫🇷[email protected] @PapNdiaye @dburkli #Ukraine https://t.co/bf3ZmNEEU2

10:18 a.m. : “It’s high time to stop playing with fire.” The International Committee of the Red Cross calls for the cessation of all military operations around the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant. The ICRC warns that an attack would be “catastrophic”. “The slightest miscalculation could wreak havoc that we would regret for decades,” recalls its managing director, Robert Mardini. Follow our live.

09:39 : What does the IAEA convoy look like on its way to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant? To that :

(GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

09:12 : While experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency maintain their intention to inspect the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Moscow accuses the Ukrainian army of having landed “saboteurs” near the site. “Around 6 o’clock [5 heures à Paris] two groups of saboteurs from the Ukrainian army, up to sixty people, landed aboard seven boats (…) 3 kilometers northeast of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant”writes the Russian Defense Ministry, which adds that it has taken “measures to annihilate the enemy”.

09:09 : Let’s make a new point on the news of this Thursday, September 1st:

• After two months of vacation, schoolchildren, college and high school students will meet their friends, discover their teachers and find out about their schedule. In total, 12 million students took up the schoolbag this morning. The brand new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye wishes them his “sincere wishes for academic success”. Follow our live.

“I tell you again, there will be no gas cuts for households.” Elisabeth Borne confirms this morning on France Inter that the possible restrictions on gas this winter “will not concern households”.

Despite reports of bombings on the road, experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency are continuing their visit to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant this morning. They are already planning to establish a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster. Follow our live.

The exceptional discount at the pump now goes from 18 to 30 cents. We summarize you in this article everything that changes on September 1st.

08:30 : Overwhelming testimonies. In a report released this morning, Human Rights Watch accuses Russian forces and their separatist allies in the Donetsk region of being responsible for forcibly displacing civilians in Ukraine. The non-governmental organization for the defense of human rights makes these accusations after having collected the words of dozens of people having fled the fighting in the areas of Mariupol or Kharkiv.

Civilians evacuated from Mariupol (Ukraine), May 6, 2022. (LEON KLEIN / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)(LEON KLEIN / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

08:02 : Despite reports of bombings on the road, experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency maintain their visit to the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. The Director General of the IAEA has just made a point: “There are military activities, including this morning, a few minutes ago” but “we don’t stop, we move.”

07:47 : While experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency are due to go to the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian authorities are accusing Russia this morning of bombing Energodar, the city where the site is located. “The Russians carry out artillery strikes on the route by which the IAEA mission must go to the Zaporizhia power plant”, accuses the mayor of the city on Telegram. Dmytro Orlov, who published photos of damaged buildingsasserts that the delegation cannot “continue one’s way” to the central “For safety reasons”.

07:17 : If all goes well, the 14 experts of the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency should go in the morning to the nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia. But this move remains perilous. Our special correspondent Anaïs Hanquet explains why:

06:31 : Meanwhile, the 14 mission experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency spent the night in Zaporizhia. If all goes well, they will go in the morning to the nuclear power station which is located about 50 kilometers away as the crow flies. Their inspection will finally be able to begin. They plan to set up a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster.

(SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)

06:24 : Volodymyr Zelensky surprise guest at the Venice Film Festival. The Ukrainian president appeared in video last night during the opening of the famous film festival. In a video message, he called on the film world not to “do not forget” a war that “has not lasted 120 minutes but for 189 days”.

(MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

06:13 : We start this new day of news with a summary of the news:

• After two months of vacation, schoolchildren, college and high school students will meet their friends, discover their teachers and find out about their schedule. In total, 12 million students are picking up the school bag this morning.

• Following a government back-to-school seminar, Elisabeth Borne unveiled last night the menu for the coming months. The government should soon publish a list of 60 priorities. Immigration, justice, ecology… Here is a summary of what the head of government announced.

Despite enormous pressure from Beijing, the UN finally released his long-awaited report on human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang region. Crimes against humanity may have been committed in the region, according to the United Nations.

Inspection of the Zaporizhia plant by IAEA inspectors should begin this morning. The International Atomic Energy Agency wants to establish a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster.

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