Ukraine to IAEA: 2 reactors at Zaporizhzhia power plant operational
Kiev confirms to the IAEA that two of the six reactors at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are working.
Ukraine has informed the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) that out of the six reactors at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, two are currently working, and that radiation levels are normal.
The nuclear regulator in Ukraine told the IAEA on Friday that it was still in communication with staff at the NPP following Russia's control over the site, the UN watchdog's Director-General Rafael Grossi said in a statement on Saturday.
"In regular updates to the IAEA, the Ukrainian regulatory authority and the plant management also confirmed that the technical safety systems were intact and radiation levels remained normal at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant," the statement added.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed on Friday that the security and safety systems of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant were not harmed after a projectile hit the site.
During a UN Security Council meeting, Grossi said, "We were able to confirm that no security or safety systems have been compromised, neither the reactors themselves have been hit by this projectile."
During the UNSC meeting, the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia said that Russia is most interested in maintaining general nuclear and physical security in Ukraine.
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov pointed out Friday that Kiev wanted to accuse Russia of creating a radiation focus at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP).
The Ministry accused Ukraine of attempting to implement a monstrous provocation on the territory adjacent to the NPP.
In particular, while patrolling the protected area adjacent to the station, a mobile patrol of the Russian National Guard was attacked by a group of Ukrainian nationalists.