The Cabinet of Ministers stated that everyone understands the importance of the demilitarization of the ZNPP and the safe operation of the facility.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to increase the presence of the mission on Zaporizhzhia NPP.
It is reported on site government portal.
“With its actions at the Zaporizhia NPP, Russia has put all of Europe on the brink of a nuclear disaster. The safety of our nuclear facilities is one of the key challenges for everyone in the world,” Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.
According to him, the Ukrainian side discussed the relevant issue with the president of France, the prime ministers of Japan and New Zealand, the heads of foreign affairs of Great Britain, Germany and India, with the leadership of the EU, as well as with the head of the IAEA.
“Everyone understands the importance of the demilitarization of the ZNPP and the safe operation of the facility. As one of the steps in this direction, the IAEA plans to increase its mission at the station,” the prime minister explained.
The Ukrainian government is also working to organize UN and EU international missions to the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
Shmyhal stated that the occupying forces staged provocations and shelling of the ZNPP almost every day. They want to disconnect the largest nuclear plant in Europe from the Ukrainian power grid and continue using the plant as a military base.
“That is why it is so important that Russian troops are withdrawn not only from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, but also from Energodar. A 30-kilometer security zone must be created,” the head of the government concluded.
The situation at Zaporizhzhya NPP
As UNIAN reported, the Russian military captured the ZNPP and its satellite town of Energodar on March 4. Russia refuses to create a demilitarized zone around the nuclear power plant, and its troops periodically shell the nuclear plant and the area near it.
At the request of the Ukrainian authorities The IAEA formed a mission for a visit to the power plant seized by the occupiers. In early September, the IAEA mission visited the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
On September 2, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said that two experts of the organization will continue working at the NPP on a regular basis.
On September 11, “Energoatom” reported that the 6th power unit of the ZNPP, the last one in operation, disconnected from the power grid. They began to transfer him to a “cold” state. On September 12, it became known that the ZNPP is connected to the Ukrainian power grid and receives the necessary energy for cooling non-working power units.
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