Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmigal has indicated that, in view of the failure of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visit to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Ukraine has proposed an alternative international mission involving the UN and the European Union, transmits msn.com
“We discussed (with European partners) the need to demilitarize the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Unfortunately, the IAEA visit did not yield tangible results in this direction,” he has noted, Ukrinform news agency has reported.
Therefore, he proposed this alternative mission with the aim of taking steps towards the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the plant and from a 30-kilometer radius around it, something that would contribute, according to him, to its safe operation.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian authorities are considering the option of shutting down the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in view of the constant supply cuts, according to the chief inspector of the Ukrainian nuclear regulatory body, Oleg Korikov.
“This will not only have consequences for the territory of Ukraine, but will undoubtedly have cross-border consequences,” Korikov has stressed, adding that if external power from the plant is not restored in the future, backup diesel generators will have to be switched on, UNIAN news agency has reported.