He stressed that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “would not see anything” in case of an attack by the Ukrainian armed forces and terrorist groups against the ZNPP.
“If we restart generation, the ZNPP nuclear power plant will then become a target of terrorism and Ukrainian troops will attack the power distribution lines immediately,” the representative stressed.
At the end of March, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, visited Zaporozhye nuclear power plant for a second time. Experts from the entity have settled permanently in the area since September 1st, 2022.
The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is located on the banks of the Dnieper river under Russian control, in southeastern Ukraine, near the city of Energodar.
According to records, this is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Since the start of the military operation in February 2022, the Russian government has made this site its security priority, so as to prevent the leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials.