International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi says he hopes to broker a deal between Ukraine and Russia to protect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
IAEA eyes breakthrough to protect Ukraine nuclear plant
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog says his attempt to broker a deal to protect Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is still alive and that he is adjusting the proposals to seek a breakthrough.
Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke to Reuters a day before he is expected to travel to Europe’s largest nuclear power station in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia region of southeastern Ukraine.
Grossi has been pushing for a safety zone to be created at the plant to prevent a possible nuclear disaster as Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling the site of the power station.
“We are making some adjustments on the proposals that we are putting on the table,” Grossi said in an interview in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro.