The power units No. 2 and No. 3 Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar. Archive photo
USA I think the safest solution to the problem of Zaporizhzhya NPP controlled stopping its reactors, said at a briefing on Monday, the coordinator of the Council of the US national security, strategic communications John Kirby.”We continue to believe that the controlled shutdown of reactors of the Zaporizhia nuclear power station will be the safest and least risky solution,” Kirby said on a telephone briefing.
Earlier on Monday, the head of the IAEA said that the mission of the organization is directed at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and will arrive this week. As reported RIA Novosti, Russia’s permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov, the mission went in the morning, it includes about a dozen employees of the IAEA Secretariat, working in the field of safeguards and nuclear security. They are accompanied by a large team of UN staff, dealing with logistics and security. Zaporizhzhya is located on the left Bank of the Dnieper near the Enerhodar. It is the largest by number of units and installed capacity of nuclear power plants in Europe. Since March she is under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed the propriety of taking the Russian military under the protection of the plant from the point of view of preventing leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials.
The Ukrainian military continue to regularly fire Energodar, surrounding villages and adjacent to the city the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.