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IAEA finds no nuclear sabotage plans in Ukraine but can't rule it out

Experts with the Vienna-based U.N. agency have inspected parts of the facility in recent days and weeks, but Russian occupying forces are restricting some access.

n IAEA team led by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi checks on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant. (AN/Fredrik Dahl/)

With Ukraine and Russia accusing each other of plans to sabotage Europe's biggest nuclear plant, the U.N. atomic watchdog said it found no evidence of planted mines or explosives – but needed better access to be certain.

The warring nations traded barbs over supposed plans to attack the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, where nearby fighting and shelling has kept the region on edge. However, neither country offered any solid evidence to back up their claims.

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