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IAEA director will visit Russia and Ukraine to advance Zaporozhye nuclear power plant safety sector

The International Atomic Energy Agency said today that its director, Grossi, will visit the country this week.UkraineKyiv andRussiaMoscow.UkraineZaporozhye Nuclear Power PlantThe plant director has been released after being taken into custody by the Russian side and will no longer be the plant director, but Grossi said the power plant was safe.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that Rafael Grossi would continue talks to establish a nuclear safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The nuclear power plant is currently under Russian occupation.

The director of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, was detained by Russian patrols for two days before being released on 3 October. The Atomic Energy Agency said it would not continue to perform its duties at the plant, and it is not known who will be the director of the plant.

But Grossi, on his way to the Armenian capital Yerevan, said there was “absolutely no risk” to the safety of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

The Atomic Energy Agency is pushing Ukraine and Russia to agree to a safety zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to avoid any nuclear accidents. Grossi said in September that he hoped to secure a promise that the military action would not affect the normal operation of nuclear plants.

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant amid fears of a nuclear disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

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