MADRID, 6 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Russian Government has affirmed this Monday that the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, will make a visit to Moscow this week, although for now there is no date for it, in the midst of talks on the creation of a security zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, located in Ukraine and controlled by Russian forces.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Riabkov, has stated that the talks are "ongoing", although he has stressed that he "can confirm" that the visit will take place "this week". "The calendar has not been fully set, but everything indicates that the visit will take place," he said.
Likewise, Riabkov has stressed that Russia "has, as always, a deeply professional agreement with the IAEA director general", while confirming that the situation around Zaporizhia will be one of the points on the agenda, according to what he has collected the Russian news agency Interfax.
At the beginning of March 2022, just a few weeks after the outbreak of the war, Russia claimed control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe and, since that date, the scene of continuous clashes between Russian and Ukrainian troops. The IAEA has warned of the danger due to the clashes around the facilities and has demanded a security zone.