6 Jul 2023 09:43

Washington monitoring Zaporozhye NPP security - White House

WASHINGTON. July 6 (Interfax) - Washington does not have new information about the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant but continues to monitor its safety and security very closely, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said at a briefing on Wednesday.

"We are continuing to monitor the conditions at the power plant closely. This is something that, clearly, we've been doing for some time," Jean-Pierre said.

"But I don't have anything new or specific on the recent reports or anything to share at this time," she added.

On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Zaporozhye NPP situation was quite tense and the risk of Ukrainian sabotage with catastrophic consequences was high.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said that IAEA experts were closely following the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP amid reports on a threat of sabotage although they found no signs of mining during the recent inspections.

The IAEA has requested access to some other places on the Zaporozhye NPP premises, he said.