IAEA Director General visits Zaporizhzhya NPP occupied by Russians for the third time
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has come to the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar for the third time since the start of the full-scale war. He is to personally assess the situation at the plant after the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant and the sharp shallowing of the Kakhovka Reservoir, reports the state NPP operator Energoatom.
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"Rafael Grossi has started a visit to the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP," the company said on Thursday morning.
Grossi arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday. On the first day of his visit, he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, proposing to send a group of IAEA experts to assess the consequences of the Kakhovka HPP explosion and prepare proposals for specific areas of assistance to overcome them.
Zelenskyy stated that this mission would receive full cooperation from the Ukrainian institutions involved.
The Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, Europe's largest, has been under Russian control since March 2022 and is currently not generating electricity.
On June 8, the Ukrainian regulator ordered the last power unit of ZNPP to be put into a "cold shutdown". Zaporizhzhua NPP staff cannot do this due to obstruction by the Russian occupiers.