UPDATE – IAEA Maintains Presence At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – Regional Authorities

SIMFEROPOL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twelfth September, 2022) There are nonetheless consultants from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) current on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant (ZNPP), Vladimir Rogov, a member of the principle council of the Zaporizhzhia regional army-civil administration, confirmed to Sputnik.

“Two representatives of the IAEA remain at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. We have not received any information about any changes in their plans or schedule of stay at the nuclear power plant,” Rogov stated.

He added that the scenario on the Zaporizhzhia entrance line is below management, numerous Ukrainian command posts and ammunition depots have been destroyed in current days.

“The situation is under control. On the front line there isn’t much change. Over the past couple of days, a number of command posts and ammunition depots have been destroyed on the territory of the Zaporozhye region still controlled by the Kiev authorities,” Rogov advised Sputnik, including that over 70% of the Zaporizhzhia area has been liberated from Ukrainian troops.

On Sunday, the Zaporizhzhia regional authorities stated that the final working energy unit on the ZNPP was shut down amid persevering with shelling by Ukrainian troops. This was carried out to forestall a possible emergency scenario that might be attributable to shifting operation modes of the generators and reactors because of shell-broken energy traces and different infrastructure.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi stated on Sunday that he was negotiating a protected zone across the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant.

On Saturday, Rogov advised Sputnik that the Kiev authorities had unilaterally stopped accepting electrical energy from the ZNPP.

The Kherson area and many of the Zaporizhzhia area at the moment are managed by the Russian army on account of the particular operation that started on February 24. Russia launched the particular operation after the Donetsk and Luhansk individuals’s republics requested assist to defend them from intensifying assaults by Ukrainian troops.

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