Shoigu discussed with the French Defense Minister the situation around the Zaporozhye NPP

Stele at the entrance to the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP in Energodar. Archive photo

The Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu discussed with his French counterpart Sebastian Lecornu the situation in the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, said the defense Ministry.

“25 Aug 2022 at the initiative of the French side had the first telephone conversation of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu, Minister of defense of the French Republic S. Lecornu. Discussed the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant… Shoigu brought assessments on the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces that can compromise the safe operation of the station,” – said in the defense Ministry.

The importance of visiting ZNPP IAEA staff and willingness to assist the inspectors of the organization.