IAEA mission leaves Kyiv for Zaporizhia NPP

IAEA Director General Mariano Grossi

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# 31 August 2022 09:47 (UTC +04:00)

The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), which had earlier arrived in Kyiv, set off for the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant to inspect the situation on the ground and establish a permanent representation at the facility that has remained seized by Russian troops since March 4, that’s according to IAEA Director General Mariano Grossi, who spoke at a Kyiv briefing in the early hours of Wednesday, APA reports citing Ukrinform.

"We are finally moving” after six months of effort, the official said, noting that the agency’s task is “to assess the real situation there, to help stabilize the situation as much as we can."

The head of the IAEA added that the mission plans to spend several days at the NPP, including to talk with the staff, and to report on the outcome of the trip. According to Grossi, the organization also intends to establish a permanent representation at the nuclear facility, which is known to be Europe’s largest.

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