Ukraine shelling halts IAEA convoy: Russian official

A Russian nuclear official said that a UN convoy was forced to wait because of Ukrainian shelling as it returned to Kyiv-controlled territory from the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on Thursday, Tass news agency reported.

Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the head of the Rosenergoatom company, was cited by Tass as accusing Ukraine of opening fire at the convoy. It said no one was hurt and that the convoy had returned safely to the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia.

The report offered no evidence to support his assertion.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) could not immediately be reached for comment.

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