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War in Ukraine: Two IAEA members to remain at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Two members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission are expected to remain at the Russian-held Zaporizhia nuclear plant “on a permanent basis,” Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power company Energoatom said on Monday (9/5).

THE nuclear power plant Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest, was seized by Russian troops in March but is still operating with Ukrainian engineers and supplying electricity to the Ukrainian grid.

“Today four of the six representatives of the IAEA inspection team completed their work at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and left it,” Energoatom said in a Telegram statement.

“It is expected that two specialists will continue to work at the (nuclear plant) on a permanent basis”he added as reported by the Athens News Agency.

Russian-appointed local official Vladimir Rogov confirmed in a radio interview today that two observers will remain at the station.

“The members of the IAEA mission have now left Zaporizhia, while for now two people have remained as observers,” he explained.

Source: News Beast

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