President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that his government sees no obstacles to the visit of the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, stressing the guarantees of a safe visit for the organization.
“There are no objective obstacles to the visit of the IAEA mission to the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye,” Zelensky said in a video message published on Thursday on his Telegram channel.
He indicated that he discussed the criteria for organizing an IAEA mission to the Zaporozhye plant with UN Secretary General António Guterres at the talks in Lvov. “Today we discussed with Mr. Guterres the parameters of this mission and the possibility of quick and safe access to the station legally through the free territory of our country, and this is the only way,” he added.
Earlier, Guterres, after a trilateral meeting with Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Lviv, noted that common sense should prevail in the situation around the nuclear power plant in order to avoid threats to the safety of the facility. At the same time, the Secretary General stressed that the UN can support the visit of the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the station only if the mission goes there via Kyiv.
Earlier, Zelensky said that Kyiv maintains constant contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency and is ready to skip the organization’s mission to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. According to him, Ukraine is ready to ensure a safe visit.