Head of the IAEA: it is difficult to determine who is shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant


It is “very difficult” for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to determine who is shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Rafael Grossi, the head of the organization, said in an interview with CNN.

“It is very difficult for us to determine from inside the station who is doing this. Our main goal is to stop this and not play whistleblower,” he said (cit. according to RIA Novosti).

Grossi also drew attention to the progress in the negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv on the creation of a security zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. However, according to him, it is very difficult to reach agreements in conditions when the object is located in the combat zone.

Former press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov informedthat now there are no "significant progress" in the issue of creating a security zone around the Zaporizhzhya NPP. He drew attention to the fact that the threat to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is posed by those who shell the power plant, that is, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), however, IAEA specialists are “unauthorized” to say who exactly is shelling, Peskov stressed.

November 21, Director General of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev warned about the risk of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhzhya NPP against the backdrop of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which resumed last weekend. In particular, on November 20, Advisor to the General Director of Rosenergoatom Concern Renat Karchaa informedthat 15 arrivals were recorded, including those from the special building No. 2, where fresh nuclear fuel is stored.

At the same time, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov notedthat Moscow is concerned about the aggravation of the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The Kremlin spokesman said that all countries of the world need to influence Kyiv so that the Ukrainian military stops shelling the station.

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