The withdrawal of the Russian troops from Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plants should be considered at different levels, depending on the agreement reached between the parties on a ceasefire, said Rafael Mariano Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“This issue needs to be considered at different levels. We, of course, hope that the moment of the ceasefire is near, and the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia will contribute to peace,” he said during a meeting with South Ukrainian nuclear power plant workers. Wednesday, the video of which was posted on the NNEGC Energoatom telegram channel.
At the same time, Grossi called the situation with the seizure of stations critical.
“As an international organization, we will constantly monitor this situation. We believe that this is a critical situation and will do everything possible to bring its solution closer,” said the IAEA Director General, noting that it is the focus of journalists around the world. Those events at nuclear power plants cannot be concealed.
“I want to use my example: journalists from different countries are constantly in touch with me, are constantly reporting from Ukraine, and will keep the attention of the whole world, so no one will forget what is happening here,” said the IAEA chief.