The delegation will include 13 experts, including from Poland, Lithuania, China, Serbia, France, Italy. There are no American and British specialists among those declared
The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which will visit the Zaporozhye NPP, will include the head of the agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, as well as 13 experts, reports The New York Times, citing the list of participants.
According to the newspaper, experts “mainly from neutral countries” will go to the nuclear power plant. Representatives from the United States and Great Britain will not be included in the delegation, however, it will include experts from Ukraine-friendly Poland and Lithuania. At the same time, the IAEA mission will also include delegates from China and Serbia. In addition, among the members of the group that will go to the nuclear power plant will be experts from Albania, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico and North Macedonia, writes NYT.
The IAEA headquarters did not provide a comment to the newspaper on this issue, however, they noted that the agency is actively consulting on the visit to ZNPP.
The day before, The Wall Street Journal wrote, citing participants in the talks about the visit of the IAEA inspection, that this could happen next week. Agency staff can also bring spare parts, radiation monitoring equipment and other necessary equipment to the station.
The Russian military controls part of the Zaporozhye region, including the city of Energodar and the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Moscow expressed its readiness to assist in organizing the arrival of the IAEA mission to the station. Russia's permanent representative to the organization, Mikhail Ulyanov, argued that the country was interested in the agency's specialists receiving complete and reliable information about what was happening around the nuclear power plant.
Ukraine also advocated a visit by IAEA staff and suggested considering the possibility of a permanent presence of the mission at the nuclear power plant. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that he would welcome the permanent presence of IAEA experts there.
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Moscow, in turn, stated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine create a threat by shelling the territory of the nuclear power plant and risking causing a “radiation accident”.
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