Six IAEA representatives specializing in safety measures and nuclear safety issues will remain at the plant’s facility for the next few days, Ulyanov added. He noted that Russia welcomes the IAEA’s decision “because the international presence is designed to dispel numerous speculations regarding the status of the plant.”
The ambassador did not disclose the nationality of the agency representatives who will remain at the plant. In his words, it is of “secondary importance”.
The security situation around the power plant, which has been occupied by Russia almost since the beginning of its invasion of Ukraine, remains unclear.
In connection with the situation around the power plant and mutual accusations of Russia and Ukraine for its shelling, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Shoigu, stated that Russia is not deploying heavy weapons at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant or its surroundings. He accused Ukraine of attacks and nuclear terrorism.
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“I hope that the IAEA committee will see for itself,” Shoigu said, according to which the Ukrainians are attacking the facility and Kyiv is thereby “creating a real threat of a nuclear catastrophe in Europe.”
Ukraine rejects everything. In response to the statement of the Russian Foreign Minister, Ukrainian Enerhoatom did not stay behind and accused Russia of manipulating and distorting the real state of affairs at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant during the time when the IAEA mission is there.
“The occupiers are lying, distorting facts and evidence about the fact that they are shelling the power plant and about the consequences of damage to the infrastructure of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant,” Enerhoatom said. According to the company, the Russians did not allow members of the IAEA delegation to enter the crisis center of the power plant, where Russian soldiers are deployed, which the inspectors were not supposed to see.