19 Jun 2023 16:11

IAEA missions rotated at all Ukrainian NPPs - nuclear inspectorate

MOSCOW. June 19 (Interfax) - The teams of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) permanent monitoring missions were successfully rotated at all Ukrainian nuclear power plants last week, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRIU).

The IAEA's permanent missions at Ukrainian NPPs have been deployed at Kiev's official invitation to monitor their safety and security during the crisis, it said.

IAEA permanent monitoring missions started working at the Chernobyl, Rovno, South Ukrainian, and Khmelnitsky NPPs in January 2023, and their rotations took place at planned dates, the SNRIU said.

As reported earlier, the IAEA mission at the Zaporozhye NPP, which is not controlled by Kiev, was rotated during IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi's visit on June 15. The IAEA team was to be increased to six from four people.