Monitoring missions of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will arrive at all nuclear power plants in Ukraine to monitor their safety in wartime conditions.
“Ukraine has invited IAEA monitoring missions to all other nuclear power plants, including Chornobyl. The IAEA agreed with this proposal, and in the near future these missions will be deployed at all NPPs,” Acting Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine Oleh Korikov said at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
According to Korikov, the main purpose of these missions is to monitor safety amid the military influences that Ukraine and Ukrainian nuclear facilities are currently experiencing. This is how the IAEA will be able to make sure how missile strikes affect the condition of nuclear power plants.
As reported, in December, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi negotiated in Moscow the creation of a safety zone around the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP.
On March 4, the Zaporizhzhia NPP was seized by the Russian military. Since then, the Russians have been placing military equipment and ammunition in the plant’s territory and shelling the surrounding area.
Currently, all six power units of the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP do not function, their activation is blocked by the invaders. ZNPP continues to consume about 100 MW for its own needs from Ukraine’s power system.