After the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, the country's authorities are concerned about the security problem at the facility
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian authorities conducted an exercise to eliminate the consequences of emergencies after repeated shelling of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
Both sides blame each other for shelling near the nuclear power plant in recent days.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a demilitarized zone around the nuclear power plant to avoid a possible catastrophe. On Thursday, Guterres will hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The rescue drill will be repeated in the coming days, authorities said.
The Energy Minister Ukraine's Herman Galushchenko said the country's government is deeply concerned about the safety of the nuclear power plant at Energodar in the country's southeast.
“That's why we're here, that's why we created this team (for aftermath),” Galushchenko said. reporters.
Ukraine and Russia said they would like inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the nuclear power plant. The head of the agency, Rafael Grossi, said he was ready to lead the mission.
“They should give some kind of technical assessment of what is happening, because we simply do not have specific information about what is happening there,” Galushchenko said.
Ukrainian personnel are still working at the nuclear power plant, despite the fact that Russian troops seized the facility in March during the early stages of the invasion of Ukraine.