IAEA refuses to create demilitarized zone at Zaporizhzhia NPP: offers another option
The creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is no longer being considered
This was stated by Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi during a speech at a seminar at the American Non-Governmental Council on Foreign Relations, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"The creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant would bring additional difficulties, for example, it would be extremely difficult to carry out the verification process - one mile (about 1.6 km) from the demilitarized zone, the area would be extremely militarized. Therefore, we are no longer considering this option," Grossi said.
According to him, the IAEA will now demand a cessation of hostilities around the nuclear power plant.