President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi.
The Head of State noted the importance of the report of the IAEA mission based on the results of the visit to the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
"Thank you for the fact that your employees work on the ground with Ukrainian specialists," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The President expressed gratitude to Rafael Grossi for his help in the release of the Director General of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Ihor Murashov, who was abducted by the Russian military.
The Head of State noted that the decision of the President of the Russian Federation to transfer the Zaporizhzhia NPP to the federal ownership of Russia should be condemned by the IAEA, as it is actually international raiding.
"We’ve been waiting for a tough statement from the IAEA regarding this. Society is very much waiting for this condemnation. In my personal understanding, this is raiding," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
According to him, the only possibility to guarantee the radiation safety of the station, Ukraine and Europe is the complete demilitarization of the territory of the ZNPP. After all, as the Head of State emphasized, up to 500 Russian militants are still there.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also emphasized the importance of resuming the operation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which will enable our state to provide electricity not only to Ukrainian, but also to European consumers.
Rafael Grossi, for his part, emphasized that the decision of the President of the Russian Federation to transfer the Zaporizhzhia NPP to Russian ownership is a violation of international law. Regarding all issues related to the station, the IAEA will contact Ukraine exclusively.