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IAEA Director General announces new visits to Ukraine and Russia

Nov 21, 2022

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Raphael Grossi said that he plans new trips to Ukraine and the aggressor country Russia. In particular, he plans to once again visit the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Energodar, which has been seized by Russian troops.


The head of the IAEA said this on the air of BFMTV on Sunday, November 20. Grossi stressed that during these visits, first of all, he plans to discuss the situation at the occupied ZNPP.

"The immediate task now is to create a safety zone around the plant," he stressed.

It should be noted that in the morning of November 20, Russian troops shelled the Zaporizhzhya NPP with artillery, after which they blamed everything on Ukraine. The occupants damaged the communication racks with the special buildings, chemical salt water storage tanks, the steam generator blowdown system, auxiliary systems of one of the two general station diesel engines, and other plant equipment.

The enemy struck at the very infrastructure, which was necessary for startup of units 5 and 6 and resumption of ZNPP electricity production for Ukraine's needs.

"Energoatom" called on the international community to take immediate measures to demilitarize Zaporizhzhya, withdraw all Russian military from its territory, and return the nuclear power plant to full Ukrainian control.

Grossi also reacted to the explosions near the Zaporizhzhya NPP, saying that the shelling of the plant once again underscores the urgent need to create a physical and nuclear safety zone around the facility.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 21/11/2022

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