Deputy Zhurova asked about the goals of the IAEA experts for the IAEA plans for the permanent presence of experts at the Zaporozhye NPP (NPP) are questionable: it is unclear exactly what goals the organization pursues and how objective its assessment will be.
Nevertheless, if the approach is adequate, Russia is open to discussing such options. About this in a conversation with Lenta.
The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZAES) received security guarantees from Russia and Ukraine. This was stated by French President Emmanuel Macron. The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, also said that the organization’s mission at the NPP could begin the permanent presence of its experts at the plant.
“In general, Russia is not against the visit of experts — we are not hiding anything,” Zhurova noted. — The only question is what goals they pursue and what the experts want to stay for. To restore order or discredit?”
The deputy expressed hope that the IAEA experts will be able to give an objective assessment of what is happening, but recalled that during the doping scandal, the international commissions showed themselves from a not entirely honest side.
“They told us that everything was perfect and we were great, and then they just rewrote the report,” the politician reminded. — It could be the same here. I would very much like the IAEA experts to be objective. And in order for them to stay at the station, Ukraine must stop the shelling. No one wants to be bombed.”
Earlier, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said that the delegation to the NPP will include technical specialists, including from the Russian Rosatom and from Ukraine. According to him, it will be of a technical nature. “This is not an investigation team, this is a group to assess the condition of the station,” he concluded.