President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, today, August 19.
President Macron once again emphasized his concern over the risks that the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant poses to nuclear safety and security, and expressed his support for sending a mission of IAEA experts to the site as quickly as possible, under conditions approved by Ukraine and the UN. The Russian President indicated his agreement to the deployment of this mission and the terms that were discussed.
The two presidents will speak about this subject again in the next few days following discussions between the technical teams and before the deployment of the mission.