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News in Brief 9 March 2023

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Rafael Mariano Grossi (on screen), Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, briefs members of the UN Security Council the situation in Ukraine.
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Security Council debates Russian strike on Ukraine nuclear power plant

Heavy fighting reported overnight at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power is both unacceptable and “highly irresponsible,” the UN’s senior political affairs official told the Security Council during an emergency meeting on Friday, while assuring members that radiation levels are normal and the facility’s cooling system was not affected.