IAEA experts access roofs at ZNPP, see no signs of explosives, agency says

4 August, 05:50 PM
ZNPP (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

ZNPP (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission in Ukraine has gained access to the roofs of two reactor buildings at the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and did not find any trace of explosives, the agency said in a statement on Friday, August 4.

"IAEA experts did not find any mines or explosives on the roofs of the reactor buildings of the 3rd and 4th power units, as well as in the control rooms of the ZNPP,  after they were granted access yesterday afternoon," said Director General Rafael Grossi.

Grossi added that the mission would continue to request access to the roofs of the other four power units.

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ZNPP was captured by the Russian invaders in March 2022. Since then, the invaders have constantly interfered with the work of Ukrainian specialists at the station.

The occupiers constantly subject the station's personnel to intimidation, resorting to kidnappings and forcing them to sign contracts with Rosatom, the Russian atomic agency.

On June 22, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that Russia was considering planning a terrorist attack at ZNPP.

On July 4, the General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that foreign objects, similar to explosive devices, were placed on the outer roof of the third and fourth power units of the ZNPP.

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