IAEA President Grossi to visit Kyiv and Moscow


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEAIAEA Director Rafael Mariano Grossi this week Russiathe capital city of Moscow and UkraineIt is reported that he will visit the capital city of Kiev. The statement said Grossi will “continue consultations” on establishing a nuclear safety and protection zone around the Russian-held Zaporizhia NPP.
In the statement, it was stated that Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant Chief Ihor Murashov, who was detained by a Russian patrol for 2 days before he was released yesterday, will not continue his duty, and it is not yet clear who will replace Murashov.

Ukraine announced on Saturday that Murashov was detained by a Russian patrol while traveling from the facility to the Russian-controlled city of Energodar.


In the report published by the IAEA after the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant visit, it called for the establishment of a security zone around the power plant, and it was stated that the experts had detected major damage to the power plant in front. Noting that human-made errors can cause a nuclear disaster, the IAEA said, “Ukrainian personnel operating the facility under Russian military occupation are under constant high stress and pressure. This is not sustainable and may lead to human error.” Russia and Ukraine had blamed each other for the conflicts around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant.