Russia is holding talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing a safe zone around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, a senior diplomat has disclosed. Moscow has accused Kiev’s forces of constant shelling and has warned of a potential disaster.
“In terms of setting up a physical and nuclear security zone at the plant, there needs to be an international monitoring of the agreements,” Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s envoy to international organization in Vienna, said on Friday.
“And it has to be effective, otherwise the [accord] would just be an empty sheet of paper. This is the issue that we are discussing with the IAEA Secretariat.”