The head of the IAEA will soon come to Ukraine and Russia again to agree on a safety zone for the Zaporizhzhia NPP

Sofiia Telishevska

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi plans to return to Ukraine and Russia "soon" to continue negotiations on the security situation around the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

He stated this in a comment to the Reuters agency.

"There is a possibility that I will return to Ukraine and Russia, this is, in fact, what we agreed on in principle. At the moment, we are continuing consultations aimed at establishing a safety zone. It involves interaction where I get answers and reactions from both sides. Iʼm looking for new ways to move forward, to do that Iʼll have to come back at some point, probably very soon,” he noted.

  • In early October, the head of the IAEA visited Kyiv and Moscow due to the situation with the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP. Afterwards, Rafael Grossi informed about progress on the issue. However, already after these visits, problems with energy supply at the ZNPP arose again.
  • Since March 4, the Zaporizhzhia NPP and the satellite town of Energodar ZNPP have been under the occupation of Russian troops. Russia refuses to create a demilitarized zone around the ZNPP, as proposed by the UN.