Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi plans to visit Ukraine and Russia in the near future. He explained the need for the trip with the “new challenges” that he faces. Earlier, Mr. Grossi presented his safety principles for the Zaporozhye NPP.
Answering a question about whether Rafael Grossi is planning a trip to Ukraine, he said: “Yes, I do. Hopefully soon. I should ask Ukrainian partners.” “In view of the new tasks, I plan to go to Kyiv, if they will kindly accept me, as well as to the Zaporizhzhya NPP. I also plan to visit Russia,” he said.
The head of the IAEA said that the agency staff will monitor compliance with the principles he proposed. In addition, according to him, Zaporozhye NPP plans to attract additional experts.
At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Rafael Grossi proposed several principles for ensuring the safety of the Zaporizhzhya NPP: do not strike in the direction of reactors and fuel storage facilities, infrastructure or personnel; do not place military personnel at the station; keep it connected to the power supply at all times; protect it from attacks and sabotage; and also not violate the above principles.
However, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said at the same meeting that the security measures proposed by the head of the IAEA at the Zaporizhzhya NPP were already being implemented by the Russian side.
Details – in the material “Kommersant” “Zaporozhye NPP are looking for defenders.”