Fresh IAEA inspection finds no evidence of weapons at Ukrainian nuclear power plants

25 January, 01:05 AM
Rafael Grossi at the Chornobyl NPP (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Rafael Grossi at the Chornobyl NPP (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

The most recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection of Ukrainian nuclear facilities found no trace of military equipment being stored at the sites or in their vicinity, IAEA head Rafael Grossi told the European Parliament on Jan. 24.

Grossi added that IAEA inspectors provide constant monitoring of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants – including the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), currently occupied by Russian troops.

“The result of these inspections was negative,” Grossi commented on investigating Russian claims about Ukraine hiding military equipment around its nuclear facilities.

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The official noted that IAEA has once again disproven Moscow’s claims about the “development of a dirty bomb at Ukrainian NPPs.”

On Dec. 22, 2022, Grossi announced resumed negotiations with Russia on establishing a demilitarized safety zone around the occupied ZNPP.

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