The International Atomic Energy Agency is finalizing the placement of permanent missions at Ukrainian nuclear power plants

The IAEA is finalizing the placement of permanent missions at the Ukrainian nuclear power plants: Rivne NPP, Chornobyl NPP, and Pivdennoukrainska NPP. The mission at the Khmelnytskyi NPP should be operational in the next few days. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a joint press briefing with IAEA Director General Raphael Grossi following the meeting on January 18.

For the first time in the history of mankind, nuclear facilities have become an element of an offensive military strategy. Today, I heard from Mr. Grossi assurances of the IAEA’s full support for our efforts to ensure nuclear safety, including at the Zaporizhzhia NPP,” the Prime Minister noted.

According to Raphael Grossi, the expansion of the IAEA’s permanent presence in Ukraine took place with the aim of providing assistance and preventing possible threats to nuclear and radiation safety arising from military operations.

Our experts will be at all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants to provide vital assistance in nuclear and physical nuclear security in these extremely difficult and testing times,” the Director General of the IAEA noted.

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