“The capture by Russian troops of Ukrainian nuclear power plants in Zaporozhye and Chernobyl is a critical situation, but we will do everything to speed up its solution,” said Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), during a visit to Ukraine.
“As an international organization, we will constantly monitor this situation. We consider it critical and will do our best to speed up its resolution,” Grossi assured during a meeting with the staff of the South Ukrainian NPP.
According to the head of the IAEA, the issue of the release of two nuclear power plants in Ukraine from the hands of Russia depends, among other things, on reaching an agreement on a ceasefire. Moreover, he expressed hope that ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia would lead to peace.
“It is impossible to hide the events in Ukraine”
Grossi also stressed that the attention of the media around the world is riveted to the activities of the IAEA, which is designed to ensure the impossibility of hiding the events taking place around Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
An excerpt from Grossi’s meeting with the staff of the South Ukrainian NPP was published on Twitter. Grossi’s visit to Ukraine began on Tuesday and is expected to last several days.
I personally thanked South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant staff for their endurance and resilience during these extremely difficult times. Staff of all #Ukraine nuclear facilities deserve full respect and admiration for keeping sites running in a safe and secure way amid conflict. pic.twitter.com/hOagFfStNv
— Rafael MarianoGrossi (@rafaelmgrossi) March 30, 2022