IAEA chief discusses Russia-captured Zaporizhzhia NPP with Rosatom head

5 May, 02:12 PM
ZNPP (Photo:NAEK Energoatom)

ZNPP (Photo:NAEK Energoatom)

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, has held another round of talks of Alexey Likhachev, the director of Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom, to discuss the fate of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which was captured byRussian troops on March 4.

The meeting between Grossi and Likhachev was held in Istanbul, Turkey, Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine reported on May 5.

“I continued timely and professional discussions (with Likhachev), stressing the urgency of ensuring safety at the Zaporizhzhia NPP; The IAEA is ready to play its indispensable role,” Grossi said after the meeting.

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According to the IAEA, other senior Russian officials were present at the Istanbul meeting.

No other details were provided.

Earlier, the IAEA said that Rosatom intends to establish full operational control over the captured Zaporizhzhia NPP in Ukraine’s Enerhodar.

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