U.N. watchdog asks Russian authorities about Ukrainian nuclear plant head

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ZURICH (Reuters) – The International Atomic Energy Agency said it was seeking information about the director general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant whom the state-owned company in charge of the plant said was detained by a Russian patrol.

“We have contacted Russian authorities and are requesting clarifications,” a spokesperson for the IAEA, the U.N. nuclear watchdog, said in response to a query on Saturday.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)