The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in contact with the Russian side, as well as with the Ukrainian side, on the issue of organizing a trip to the Zaporozhye NPP, since it is not in a position to organize it itself. This was announced on March 26 by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“The organization is associated with a number of technical and logistical issues – which side to call in, the checkpoint, which transport. Contacts are being made, work is underway, ”said the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation at a briefing.
On May 21, experts confirmed to Izvestiya that the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which is under Russian protection, continues to function.
On May 18, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said that the Zaporozhye NPP could arrange electricity supplies to Ukraine if Ukraine was ready to receive and pay for it.
On May 3, Andriy Shevchik, head of the administration of Energodar, announced the peaceful situation in Energodar and at the Zaporozhye NPP. It was reported that Russian specialists are “in full understanding of the situation” along with their Ukrainian counterparts. According to him, now the required number of units are working at the station, the rest are under scheduled repairs or unloaded, since there are no large capacities. At the same time, Shevchik assured that “there is enough fuel, we will work for a long time.”
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people, the Kremlin said.