IAEA chief Grossi: Nuclear power plant cannot be a war pawn


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) President Rafael Mariano Grossi, between Russia and Ukraine war He made statements regarding the latest situation at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, where there were alarming conflicts due to the conflict. Stating that the situation at the power plant is getting more critical day by day, Grossi said, “The attack left Energador in the dark and limited security operations near the Zaporizhia NPP. There is a low chance of recovering the power outside the site at the moment. The attack has left the employees and their families at the plant dangerous. This puts him into a situation. This has significantly increased the risk of a nuclear accident. To be more specific, the attacks around the Zaporozhye NPP must stop. Nuclear security and regional security must be ensured urgently. A nuclear power plant cannot be a pawn in war. The fate should not be determined by military means. “The consequences of these actions are very severe. The IAEA team can facilitate the implementation at the Zaporozhye NPP and in the region. There is no time to waste.”



Grossi, together with his team, recently visited the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and made investigations in the region. Grossi said that the IAEA team saw military activity around the facility and said, “The physical integrity of the facility was violated not once, but several times. And this is in no way acceptable.”

Stating that there is a lot of conflict in the region in general, Grossi said, “Military mobility and operations are increasing in the region and this worries me a lot. There are references to attacks and counter-attacks. I do not want to touch on this, but it is clear that there is a statistical possibility of more physical damage. We see in the increase in military activities. “The thing is, physical integrity is more compromised,” he said. On the other hand, Grossi also stated that the military presence in the region did not come into contact with the IAEA.