6 Mar 2024 20:25

Grossi discusses Zaporozhye NPP with Putin, says meeting important

BRUSSELS. March 6 (Interfax) - Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Wednesday he had discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the issue of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and other global challenges.

"Important exchange with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Sochi, on the nuclear safety and security of ZNPP and other non-proliferation global challenges," Grossi said on a social network.

According to earlier reports, Putin told Grossi that Russia is ready to ensure security in any point where it is related to nuclear energy.

The Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant is located in Energodar and has six VVER-1000 reactors, which have a total capacity of six gigawatt. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The plant was taken under the Russian forces' control in late February 2022. In October 2022, Putin ordered to make the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant federal property. The plant is now run by Rosatom. The plant's facilities have been joined in the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant federal state enterprise. Its operator is the Operating Organization of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant joint stock company, founded by the Rosenergoatom joint stock company (electric power division of Rosatom).