Elysee Palace: Putin announced a possible revision of the requirements for the visit of the IAEA to Zaporozhye NPP Moscow has previously stated that it does not consider it safe for the IAEA mission to travel to the Zaporizhzhya NPP through Kyiv. Zelensky pointed out that during a meeting with the UN Secretary General, he agreed on the parameters of the delegation's itinerary “(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, announced his readiness to review the requirements for a visit to the Zaporizhzhya NPP by a mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), including with its admission through the territory of Ukraine, and not Russia , as Moscow wanted earlier, the Elysee Palace reported.
Macron in a conversation insisted that the IAEA arrive at the Zaporizhzhya NPP on conditions agreed by Ukraine.
The Kremlin, reporting on the conversation between the heads of state, said that Putin pointed to the “danger of a large-scale catastrophe” created by “systematic shelling by the Ukrainian military of the territory” stations. He and Macron “noted the importance of sending an IAEA mission to the nuclear power plant as soon as possible, which could assess the real situation on the spot,” Putin stressed that Moscow is ready to assist in organizing the trip.
The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been under Russian control since February 28. In July—August, the pro-Russian authorities in the region repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian side was attacking the territory of the station— artillery shelling and drone strikes were reported.
On August 11, the UN Security Council held a meeting on the situation at nuclear power plants. At it, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that so far there is no immediate threat to nuclear safety, but the situation can change at any moment. He considered it necessary to allow the IAEA mission to the station as soon as possible.
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As pointed out in the Russian Foreign Ministry, the route for the agency's specialists to visit the station was agreed upon in early June, but then the “red light” was included by the Security Department of the UN Secretariat. The department also noted that it doubted the safety of the mission's trip through Kyiv, and blamed the “Western community” for the disruption of the visit. and the “Kyiv regime.”
Other parties are accused of obstructing the IAEA's trip to the Russian station. Also, more than 40 countries around the world called on Moscow to return control over the nuclear power plant to Kyiv.
The day before, on August 18, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that during negotiations with UN Secretary General António Guterres, he agreed on the parameters of a possible IAEA mission to ZAES. He also stressed that “Russia must immediately withdraw its troops from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, stop provocations.”
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