China News Network, March 3 -- Earlier on the 27th, the Russian News Agency quoted Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to the international organization in Vienna, as saying that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi will not visit Russia this week, but may arrange this trip in the near future.
Infographic: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi.
Asked if Russia plans to invite Grossi to Moscow in the near future to discuss hot issues such as the safety of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, Ulyanov said, "I think it has practical significance."
"Not next week, but later, Rafael Grossi may well visit Russia." Ulyanov added.
According to previous reports, Grossi's last visit to Moscow was on February 2, when Rosatom General Manager Alexei Likhachev held talks with visiting Grossi in Moscow and said that Russia is willing to continue to advance the work related to the establishment of a safe zone at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
Grossi previously issued a statement saying that the situation around the Zaporizhzhya NPP remains unstable and unpredictable, as fighting activities near the plant have been continuing. The rotation of the IAEA expert team has been delayed.
Grossi announced on March 3 that he would visit the Zaporizhzhya NPP on the front line on the 25th to assess the damage to the NPP.
The Zaporizhzhya NPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine and one of the largest in Europe, with an installed capacity of 6000,2 MW. After Russia launched a special military operation against Ukraine in February this year, the nuclear power plant was controlled by Russia. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of launching attacks on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant area, and its nuclear security risks have caused concern in the international community.