Zaporizhia NPP report from IAEA: A security zone should be established immediately


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has been under Russian control since last March. Ukraine located in the territory Zaporizhia Nuclear Power PlantHe published a report after his visit. In the report, it was pointed out that the Hmelnitskaya, Rovenskaya and Yujno-Ukrainskaya Nuclear Power Plants continue their normal operations, but there is a risky situation at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant.

In the report, it was emphasized that important infrastructures such as communication infrastructure should be established in order to establish a direct connection to the Zaporizhia NPP in order to eliminate possible risks. “It only deepens the existing problems of supporting nuclear security and ensuring that any incident in the field of nuclear safety is effectively responded to at the local, regional, national and international levels.”



The report recommended that the IAEA provide reliable and redundant means and channels of communication, including Internet or satellite communications, with all external entities required for the safe and secure operation of the facility. In the report, which stated that the experts detected major damage to the power plant in front, it was called for the cessation of conflicts in the security zone to be created around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

“The IAEA recommends the immediate cessation of bombing in and around the site to avoid further damage to the facility and related facilities,” the report said.


In the report, using the expressions “In order to avoid a nuclear incident that may occur due to military activities, interim measures should be taken urgently. The problem can be solved by establishing a security zone immediately.”



Pointing out that human-made errors can cause a nuclear disaster, the report said, “Ukrainian personnel operating the facility under Russian military occupation are under constant high stress and pressure. This is not sustainable and can lead to human error.”


United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in his speech at the UN Security Council, called for a demilitarized zone around the Russian-controlled Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant located on the territory of Ukraine, and said, “As a first step, Russian and Ukrainian forces will not engage in any military activity towards or from the plant site. He should make a commitment not to be present.” “As a second step, an agreement on the demilitarized zone should be reached. In particular, this will include a commitment by Russian forces to withdraw all military personnel and equipment from this area, and a commitment not to enter Ukrainian forces there,” Guterres said.