International Atomic Energy Agency

UN watchdog urges security zone at Ukraine nuclear plant

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog called on Sept. 7 for a security zone to be set up around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russia, as the area was hit by more shelling.

Russian troops seized control of the plant - Europe's biggest atomic facility - in March and there have been repeated attacks in the vicinity, sparking fears of a nuclear disaster.

Day 191 of the Invasion of Ukraine: IAEA wants to establish Permanent Presence at Zaporizhzhia NPP

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

The Bosphorus is closed because a cargo ship with Ukrainian grain got stuck

The Bosphorus Strait is closed to vessels in both directions because of a stuck cargo ship carrying grain from Ukraine to Italy. This was announced by the Turkish Coast Guard Directorate.

High expectations?

This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov during a meeting with students and professors of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and added that they expect help despite the efforts of those who want to prevent it.