Ukraine Nuclear Plant director released

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Ukraine Nuclear Plant director released

The director general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, whose detention by Russia stoked concerns about the security of Europe's largest nuclear plant, has been released, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday.

Ihor Murashov, who is responsible for nuclear and radiation safety at the facility, was abducted in his car on Friday at around 4 p.m. on the road leading to the plant, according to Energoatom, the Ukrainian national energy company. The company said he had been blindfolded and taken to an unknown location. It appealed to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear agency, to help secure Murashov's release.

A director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said on Monday he had received confirmation that Mr. Murashov had returned safely to his family. He wrote on Twitter that I am happy with the release of Ihor Murashov, Director General of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.