International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Zaporozhye

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation arrived in the city of Zaporozhye after meeting with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskiy in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, yesterday. The delegation’s 20-vehicle convoy to the United Nations (UN) accompanied by observation and protection vehicles, extensive security measures were taken in the region before the visit. The delegation will visit Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which has been under the control of the Russian army since last March. Zaporizhia Nuclear Power PlantHe is expected to visit.

IAEA Director Rafael Grossi told reporters that they will visit the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant tomorrow morning. “There is a task. To assess the real situation there, to help stabilize the situation as much as we can,” he said.

Grossi also denied the news that Russia did not allow the IAEA delegation to enter the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and stated that they received guarantees from both Russia and Ukraine for the visit.

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“THE POWER PLANT SHOULD TAKE FULL CONTROL OF UKRAINE”

Recalling that the delegation will conduct inspections at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galuchenko said on his social media account, “We appreciate the efforts of Rafael Grossi and his delegation to ensure the nuclear security of the world against the extraordinary threats posed by the attacks of the Russian army. “The power plant must come under the full control of Ukraine. After the occupation of the power plant, the disarmament of the power plant area will be the most important step. The work of all mission officers is of great importance not only for the nuclear security of Ukraine but also for the entire world,” he said.

While the Ukrainian side announced that the delegation’s investigations in the region could take a few days, the Russian side shared the opinion that one day would be sufficient for the examinations in the statement made yesterday.

While the conflicts between the Russian and Ukrainian forces in and around the power plant caused concerns about nuclear leakage, it was announced that the IAEA officials were on their way to the power plant on 29 August in order to control the situation at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant.

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