MOSCOW, September 9 — PRIME. Russia is considering the report and proposals of the IAEA on the Zaporozhye NPP, time is needed to react to them, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko.
“So far, the (IAEA) report has just been made. Now we are studying this report, studying it in detail. Later, further steps will be taken on our part. But here we need time until we decide how to respond to a number of proposals that were contained in this report,” said the deputy foreign minister.
On Tuesday, IAEA representatives published a report on the work of the delegation at ZNPP. Among other things, the organization recorded damage to a special unit for storing radioactive waste and fresh nuclear fuel. Agency officials called for an end to the shelling of the station and its environs, as this could damage critical equipment and release radioactive materials in an unrestricted manner. In connection with the security threat, it is proposed to create a nuclear safety zone around the nuclear power plant.
Russia accuses Ukrainian troops of systematic shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and regrets that the IAEA did not indicate the source of the fire in its report on the results of a trip to the plant. The Russian side convened a meeting of the UN Security Council following the visit of an international agency mission to the station. The IAEA had the opportunity to make sure that the military of Kyiv poses the only threat to the Zaporizhzhya NPP, there is no internal threat to the plant, Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.