Zaporizhzhya NPP is on the radar again. Located on the front line in southern Ukraine, Europe’s largest power plant would again be bombed on the night of Wednesday to Thursday 26 January. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that more explosions occurred near the site. At the LCI, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, once again expressed his fears of a nuclear accident.
Protective shield around Zaporozhye, negotiations are still underway
“The situation continues to be highly volatile, the situation continues to be highly volatile”he warns “danger persists”. Referring to IAEA agents present on site who observed a series of explosions “close enough to the center”without specifying a camp, Rafael Grossi calls for a protective screen around the factory.
“We continue to work on establishing a buffer zone”he explains, judging him “more and more urgent”while admitting failure. “It takes time because there’s a war going on and it’s zone of active warfare. In this context, the Zaporozhye region is a region in which there is currently an accumulation of military forces from both sides.”he explains.
“We are not going to stop, we will insist and we will succeed”nevertheless insists Rafael Grossi, “Nuclear accident is of no interest to anyone”. After meeting with the President of Ukraine in Kyiv last week, the IAEA Director General shared his hope for an early visit to Moscow.