1 Jun 2023 12:18

Rosatom head: We expect expanded IAEA mission at ZNPP, will fully support Grossi's work

NIZHNY NOVGOROD. June 1 (Interfax) - Russia expects an expanded mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to arrive at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and highly appreciates its members' work.

"We will continue to support all of the IAEA director general's actions. We expect an expanded mission and Rafael Grossi's possible presence at the Zaporozhye NPP," Rosatom head Alexei Likhachev told reporters in Nizhny Novgorod.

"Our position here is the same as the position of not only our civilian partners, such as the Foreign Ministry, but also the Defense Ministry, the Russian National Guard, and the Armed Forces. Our positions are absolutely the same, and are completely focused on preventing any incidents [occurring] at the Zaporozhye NPP," he said.

"Our foreign partners - China, Turkey, Egypt, and many European countries - are of course watching the situation at the ZNPP with concern, and share our concerns that Grossi discussed at the UN Security Council," Likhachev said.