Ukraine will make every effort for IAEA mission to arrive at Zaporizhzhia NPP – Zelensky

Ukraine will make every effort for IAEA mission to arrive at Zaporizhzhia NPP – Zelensky

Ukraine will do everything possible to ensure that the IAEA mission arrives at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, while Russia does not stop provocations on the paths along which the mission representatives are supposed to travel.

“Representatives of the IAEA have already arrived in our country and are to visit the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. It's an important mission, and we're doing everything we can for it to be safe and work at full capacity. Unfortunately, Russia does not stop provocations precisely in those directions from which the mission is supposed to arrive at the station. But I hope that the IAEA mission will be able to start its work,” President Zelensky said in his evening address.

He added that the situation at the ZNPP and in Enerhodar, in the surrounding areas was extremely threatening.

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“The occupiers do not leave the plant, continue shelling, and do not take away their weapons and ammunition from the territory of the NPP. They intimidate our plant’s staff. The risk of a radiation disaster due to Russian actions does not decrease for a single hour,” the President noted.

As reported, the IAEA representatives arrived in Kyiv and President Zelensky met with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi who will head the agency's mission to the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Meanwhile, Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak noted that the Russian Federation simulated combat operations in Enerhodar today, shelling the territory near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to disrupt the visit of the IAEA mission.


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