the IAEA considers the situation at the Zaporijjia plant “untenable” and calls for the establishment of a “safety zone”

the IAEA considers the situation at the Zaporijjia plant "untenable" and calls for the establishment of a "safety zone"

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4:35 p.m. : “The current situation is untenable”writes the International Atomic Energy Agency in this 52-page text. “It is urgent to take provisional measures”she continues, advocating “the establishment of a nuclear security and protection zone”. The plant has been occupied for several months by Russian forces.

4:27 p.m. : In a long-awaited report after its on-site visit, the IAEA calls for the establishment of a “safe area” at the Zaporizhia power plant.

1:55 p.m. : Russia earned 158 billion euros in revenue from fossil fuel exports in the first six months of the war in Ukraine. This is the main observation made by experts from the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) in a report published today.

11:22 : In recent months, Ben Stiller and Sean Pean had shown their support for Ukraine by meeting Volodymyr Zelensky in kyiv.

(UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP)

11:26 : Director Sean Penn and actor Ben Stiller are now personæ non gratæ in Russia. Moscow announced yesterday to prohibit entry into its territory to 25 Americans, including cultural personalities. This decision was made “in response to increasingly broad sanctions by the Joe Biden administration against Russian citizens”justified the Russian Foreign Ministry.

09:54 : The IAEA today releases its inspection report on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, that the Russians and the Ukrainians accuse each other of bombing. We explain why it is difficult to determine who is targeting the site.

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, April 27, 2022 (ED JONES / AFP)

(ED JONES/AFP)

09:49 : At 9:05 am, here is a new point on the news of the morning:

“This is it folks!” Boris Johnson gave a farewell speech outside 10 Downing Street. He will now go to the residence of Balmoral (Scotland), where the queen is, for the transfer of power with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Follow our live.

The Christophe Galtier’s ironic reaction to PSG’s air travel aroused strong political reactions. “We all need to take global warming seriously”Judge this morning the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.

Seventeen departments, mainly in the center-east, have been placed on orange alert for thunderstorms. Gard and Hérault are also affected by an alert for the risk of rain and flooding.

It is today that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to report on the situation of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia. Follow our live.

07:28 : The publication of the report comes the day after the disconnection of the last reactor in operation at the plant. This line “was deliberately disconnected in order to extinguish a fire”explained the IAEA, but “it was not damaged” and should be reconnected as soon as possible. Fire “declared itself because of the bombardments”according to the Ukrainian operator Energoatom.

07:29 : The inspection report of the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant will be published during the day. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi “will report to the UN Security Council on the mission carried out at the plant”, the agency also said. Ukrainian President “hope” as for him that this report “will be objective”.

(GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

07:40 : We start with a first point on the news of this Tuesday morning:

Seventeen departments, mainly in the center-east, are now placed on orange vigilance for thunderstorms. Gard and Hérault are also affected by an alert for the risk of rain and flooding.

One of the two suspects stabbing attacks that left 10 dead and 18 injured, Sunday in Canada was found dead. A second man is still wanted.

It is today that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to report on the situation of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia.

Boris Johnson officially tenders his resignation today to Queen Elizabeth II, who will then ask Liz Truss to form a government.

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