Regarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which is controlled by the Russian military, the IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency has a policy of stationing experts to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants.
However, it is believed that fighting is continuing at and around the nuclear power plant, and whether the IAEA's surveillance activities can continue will be a focus going forward.
A team of IAEA experts has been investigating the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, which is controlled by the Russian military, since the 1st of this month.
Director-General Grossi, who led the team, returned to Vienna, Austria, where the IAEA headquarters are located, on the 2nd and held a press conference, and indicated that the two experts would be stationed there from next week onwards.
Ulyanov, Russia's IAEA Ambassador to Vienna, also said, "We welcome the IAEA's permanent presence at the plant."
However, fighting is believed to be taking place in and around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is controlled by the Russian military, and the Ukrainian and Russian sides continue to criticize each other.
Under these circumstances, the future focus will be on whether the IAEA's monitoring activities can be continued in order to ensure safety.
On the other hand, in the fighting in Ukraine, a new offensive has been launched since the 29th of last month to recapture the areas controlled by the Ukrainian side, mainly in the southern part such as Kherson Oblast.
Regarding this, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said at a meeting held at the Ministry of Defense on the 2nd, "Ukrainian forces have suffered considerable casualties. We are just doing it, ”emphasizing that the offensive by the Ukrainian army has failed.
In response to this, the British Ministry of Defense analyzed on the 3rd that "Ukrainian forces concentrated their attacks on three areas of Kherson Oblast occupied by Russia, and it is highly likely that the tactical surprise attack was somewhat successful." , said the Russian military had to decide where to deploy additional troops to counter the Ukrainian offensive.