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Four Ukrainian NPPs underwent IAEA rotations

Four Ukrainian NPPs underwent IAEA rotations Four Ukrainian NPPs underwent IAEA rotations (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted rotations of its missions at four Ukrainian nuclear power plants, according to the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate.

The twentieth rotation of experts from permanent monitoring missions was conducted at the Rivne, South Ukrainian, and Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plants in February.

The twenty-second rotation of the IAEA took place at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

During the full-scale war, IAEA experts monitor the situation at Ukrainian nuclear power plants. In particular, there are also IAEA observers at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russians.

Situation at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Europe's largest nuclear power plant was occupied by Russians in the first days of the full-scale invasion. The occupiers deployed military equipment on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. During the entire period of occupation, the plant was shut down from the Ukrainian power grid several times.

Currently, IAEA experts are present at the plant, conducting rotations from time to time. Recently, the Russians did not allow the IAEA into the reactor halls at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Previously, Energoatom said that there have been at least 8 complete blackouts at the Zaporizhzhia NPP since the beginning of the occupation. Such incidents can threaten not only the nuclear and radiation safety of Ukraine but also other states.

Recently, the IAEA also announced that they have detected new mining activities on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP.