Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will visit Moscow and Kyiv next week to discuss the situation at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). This was announced on Saturday, October 1, at site agencies.
“Director General Grossi continues his consultations and other efforts aimed at agreeing and speedy implementation of the nuclear safety zone around ZNPP. He is expected to visit Kyiv and Moscow next week,” the IAEA said in a statement.
It is noted that Grossi is deeply concerned about the repeated explosions of land mines near the ZNPP.
The statement also states that the IAEA has received information about the detention of ZNPP Director General Igor Murashov. Grossi stressed that this circumstance causes “damage to the nuclear safety and security of the plant.”
Earlier that day, it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) fired at the Energodar coastline in the Zaporozhye region. It was noted that emergency services are immediately ready to provide assistance in case of emergencies.
Earlier, on September 30, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Ukrainian militants had shelled residential areas of Energodar and the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP).
The day before, the IAEA reported that this week they were informed about five explosions at the power plant. It was noted that there were no serious injuries as a result of the explosions, but additional investigations would be carried out.
Earlier, on September 27, it became known that new attacks were recorded at the ZNPP. Then Grossi called for immediate action to reduce the threat to the station.
Zaporozhye NPP is the largest NPP in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity. She was taken under the protection of Russian forces as part of a special operation in the Donbass. Moscow emphasized that the withdrawal of the Russian military from the facility could turn into a disaster, since Kyiv could use the station for monstrous provocations.
On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin, after summing up the results of the referendums, signed decrees on the entry into the country of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
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