The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that he had been working on a proposal for a settlement of the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP for several months, but it requires international support.
IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi announced the existence of a “viable solution” to ensure safety at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which was captured by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The head of the IAEA said this during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Ukrinform reports.
“Of course, this (decision – ed.) should be politically possible and also viable. And I got the impression that we have a viable solution on the table,” Grossi said.
The IAEA Director General noted that he had been working on a plan to ensure the protection of the ZNPP for several months and added that the implementation of the mentioned decision requires support from the international community.
“And I felt last week, when the largest nuclear power plant in Europe was forced to turn on emergency diesel generators for the sixth time, that we should not be in this position,” the head of the organization said.
Recall that on March 10, the IAEA and more than 30 countries called on the Russian Federation to withdraw its servicemen and military equipment from the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and transfer control of the plant to Ukraine.
This statement was made against the backdrop of news about the sixth de-energization of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant due to shelling of the RF Armed Forces on March 9. Rafael Grossi noted that if this continues, the situation with the ZNPP may end badly.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal reacted to the cutoff in the power supply to the ZNPP, provoked by the attack of the RF Armed Forces. The head of the Ukrainian government said that nuclear terrorism and blackmailing the Russian Federation must be stopped.
According to analysts at the Institute for the Study of War, the Russian occupiers are trying to contain a possible future counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in southern Ukraine by increasing threats at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
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