Energoatom doubts that IAEA will take ZNPP under control, most likely scenario is return by military means
The IAEA is unlikely to succeed in creating a safe zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP), so returning control by military means is the most likely scenario
Petro Kotin, the president of Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom, said this in an interview with Bloomberg.
“We do not think it is realistic,” Kotin said when asked to comment on the creation of a safe zone around the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
According to him, the most likely scenario is the return of Zaporizhzhia NPP under Ukraine's control by military means. For this, according to Kotin, the Ukrainian Armed Forces must first liberate Melitopol, and then the Russian troops will have no choice but to leave the territory of the station.
Earlier, Ukraine's Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko said that the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP is the biggest loss of the Ukrainian power system during the war, because the station has 6 power units, which as early as February 2022 were supplying more than 6,000 MW of electricity to the Ukrainian power system.
On December 6, Rosatom announced that it would not transfer control over the Zaporizhzhia NPP to the IAEA.