IAEA chief arrives at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Sarah Dean in London and Olga Voitovych in Kyiv

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has arrived at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), according to Ukraine’s state nuclear power plant operator Energoatom.

It is the second time that Grossi has visited the nuclear power plant since it was occupied by Russian forces.

“This time, Rafael Grossi plans to see how the situation at ZNPP has changed, talk to the nuclear workers who operate it, and also guarantee the rotation of members of the Agency’s permanent mission, which has been working at Zaporizhzhia NPP since September 2022,” Energoatom said on Telegram.

Grossi told CNN earlier Wednesday that military action is increasing around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Russia has said it is ready to discuss the safety situation at the plant with international observers after President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of “radiation blackmail.”

On Monday, Grossi met with Zelensky, who was visiting the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions. Zelensky thanked Grossi for his support in his nightly address.

CNN’s Anna Chernova contributed reporting.

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