IAEA mission departs for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, france24.com

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi said Monday he was leading a mission to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant that would arrive later this week. The plant, Europe’s largest, has been the target of strikes in recent weeks. Follow our liveblog to keep up with the latest developments. […]

Reporting from Kyiv, FRANCE 24’s James André explains that the long-awaited green light for the IAEA’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant inspection mission came after intense negotiations. In a message posted on Twitter this morning, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said the inspection team would be at the site “later this week”.

Some of the key sticking points were the composition of the team, André explains, with “Russia and Ukraine haggling over the names. It appears Rafael Grossi will be part of that team, as well as experts who are considered pro-Ukrainian – such as Polish and Latvian experts – but also experts from countries considered pro-Russian, from Serbia or other countries considered close to Moscow. And then there are experts from a list of countries considered to be neutral.” Läs artikel