Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi on Tuesday will brief the UN Security Council on the situation at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). This was announced by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov on May 29.
“Tomorrow, the IAEA Director General, Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, will inform the UN Security Council about the situation at the ZNPP. He is expected to present specific ideas for strengthening nuclear and nuclear security at this NPP,” he said.
Ulyanov indicated that the Russian side appreciates Grossi’s efforts.
Earlier, on May 25, the director of the state corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev during the Nevsky International Environmental Congress, he said that the IAEA is at the final stage of developing a plan to ensure the safety of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. He added that the Russian side, in fact, supports the actions of the agency and trusts it. According to him, there is a constant exchange of views, and the IAEA mission is always present on the territory of the power plant.
On May 22, ZNPP had to be switched to diesel generators due to the shutdown of the last high-voltage line – Dneprovskaya. Head of the movement “We are together with Russia” Vladimir Rogov stated that the Ukrainian “Energoatom” disconnected the power line controlled by him.
As the Director for Strategic Communications of the ZNPP operating organization noted that day Alexey Yasinsky, Ukraine has disconnected the Zaporizhzhya NPP from external power supply seven times. Rosenergoatom and Rosatom, together with the operating company, are doing everything possible to prevent any nuclear and radiation incidents from Ukraine, he added.
Zaporozhye NPP is the largest NPP in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity. The object came under the control of Russia following the results of the referendum on the reunification of the Zaporozhye region with the Russian Federation. Since the beginning of September 2022, the power plant has been under the supervision of IAEA staff.