In Ukraine, safety systems remain operational at four nuclear power plants.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent inspectors to carry out the necessary verification activities at the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant.
This was announced by the general director of this organization, Rafael Mariano Grossi, reports Radio Liberty.
“This week, I sent safeguards inspectors to Ukraine to carry out the necessary verification activities at the South Ukrainian NPP,” Grossi said.
According to the IAEA, as of June 24, 8 out of 15 operating nuclear power units are in operation in Ukraine, including three at the Rivne NPP, two each at the Zaporozhye NPP and the South Ukrainian NPP, and one at the Khmelnytsky NPP. Seven other power units have been shut down for scheduled preventive maintenance or they are on standby.
“Ukraine reported that the safety systems remain operational at four nuclear power plants, and they, as before, have an accessible external power supply,” the IAEA said.
As you know, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, reported on June 6 that his agency was preparing an expert mission to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe. According to him, Ukraine allegedly asked for such a visit. The SE NNEGC Energoatom accused Grossi of lying and stated that they did not approve of this visit.
Help UNIAN. The Zaporozhye NPP has been controlled by Russian invaders since March 4. Also under the occupiers is the satellite city of NPP-Energodar.
During the capture of the station, the invaders turned off online monitoring in order to hide their actions from the IAEA. The European Union calls on Russia to return control over the ZNPP to Ukraine.
The invaders informed the heads of structural subdivisions of the Zaporizhzhya NPP that they intended to place the nuclear power plant under the control of Rosatom from September 1.