The situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant remains unstable and fragile, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said on Thursday.
Grossi is on a visit to Moscow on February 9 to discuss the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. During the trip, he met with the head of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev.
According to him, the agency was forced to cancel the rotation of personnel at the station due to the situation in the region, due to “strong explosions.” “Unfortunately, the situation continues to be very fragile and unstable,” Grossi was quoted by the Russian nuclear industry publication Strana Rosatom as saying.
Earlier, the IAEA called unsatisfactory the pace of consultations between Russia and Ukraine on the creation of a protective zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. According to Grossi, the agency continues consultations with Ukraine and Russia with a view to agreeing and introducing such a zone in the near future, but more decisive efforts are required from the parties.
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