Ukraine expects that on the outcome of a visit of the IAEA mission led by its Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, the territory of Zaporizhzhia NPP and Energodar will be demilitarized, while russian troops and equipment as well as rosatom workers will leave the territory of the plant. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal emphasized.
“Now russia has put all of Europe and the world on the verge of the first act of nuclear terrorism in the history of mankind. Constant shelling and provocations by russian troops on the territory of the ZNPP, placement of military equipment, russian troops and ammunition there, pressure on the station’s personnel — all this can lead to unexpected effects,” the Head of the Government noted and emphasized that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant should be fully returned to the control of Ukraine.
The Prime Minister thanked the staff of the ZNPP, who faithfully perform their duties, despite all the pressure and threats from russia: “This is true heroism, which Ukraine and all Ukrainians value incredibly”.
On August 30, at the invitation of the Government, the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Ukraine and began work. The main goal is a visit to the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.