IAEA Chief Grossi to visit Kyiv and Moscow

In a statement made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it was reported that IAEA President Rafael Mariano Grossi will visit the Russian capital Moscow and the Ukrainian capital Kiev this week. The statement said Grossi will “continue consultations” on establishing a nuclear safety and protection zone around the Russian-held Zaporizhia NPP.
In the statement, it was stated that the Chief of Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, who was detained by a Russian patrol for 2 days before he was released yesterday, will not continue his duty, and it is not yet clear who will replace Murashov.

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Ukraine announced on Saturday that Murashov was detained by a Russian patrol while traveling from the plant to the Russian-controlled city of Energodar.

The IAEA detected damage to the power plant.

In the report published by the IAEA after the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant visit, it called for the establishment of a security zone around the power plant, and it was stated that the experts had detected major damage to the power plant in front. Noting that human-made errors can cause a nuclear disaster, the IAEA said, “Ukrainian personnel operating the facility under Russian military occupation are under constant high stress and pressure. This is not sustainable and may lead to human error.”
Russia and Ukraine had blamed each other for the conflicts around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant.

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