Russian state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom intends to take complete control of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, located in the occupied Ukrainian town of Enerhodar, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported on April 29.
The IAEA confirmed that a group of eight Rosatom specialists had been sent to the Zaporizhzhya NPP to demand “daily reports on confidential issues” from its management.
The Russian invaders demand reports related to administration and management, maintenance and repair activities, security and access control, and nuclear fuel handling.
The lant’s personnel is working “under immense pressure”, the IAEA says.
On March 4, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhya Nu-clear Power Plant, after heavy fighting in Enerhodar, was captured by Russian invaders. Some of the plant’s facilities have been damaged by Russian shelling, and plant employees have been captured by Russian forces.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russian nuclear energy specialists, who were brought by Russian invaders to the occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, are now trying to leave, under various pretexts.