Ukraine wants IAEA to take decisive action in demilitarizing the ZNPP
Ukraine anticipates that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will take decisive action in demilitarizing the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. According to a Ukrinform correspondent, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this in an interview with Reuters.
Zelenskyy praised the IAEA mission for visiting the facility and reaching the conclusion that total demilitarization is required. At the same time, he voiced disappointment that journalists were not permitted to accompany the agency. According to him, it is critical that the mass media witness and report the presence of heavy Russian equipment on ZNPP territory, 500 militants, and the repercussions of Russian shelling.
“However, the IAEA stated that the Russian Federation violated the key principles of nuclear safety, namely the seven principles on which the IAEA’s work is based. And the conclusion is that total demilitarization is required. We urge the IAEA to take bold steps, not just conclusions,” Zelenskyy remarked.