International Atomic Energy Agency is heading to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia NPP, occupied by Russians
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are expected to go to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant later this week amid renewed shelling at the facility and mounting fears over a potential nuclear accident.
On August 29, 2022, IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi confirmed he is leading a team from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog that will visit the facility in the coming days.
“The day has come, IAEAorg’s Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ) is now on its way. We must protect the safety and security of #Ukraine’s and Europe’s biggest nuclear facility. Proud to lead this mission which will be in ZNPP later this week,” Grossi tweeted Monday.
The New York Times had previously reported that Grossi was a member of the team participating in the expert mission. The Times says it saw Grossi on a list of names that included also “13 other experts from mostly neutral countries.”