The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to deploy international inspectors to all nuclear power plants in Ukrainethus reinforcing its presence in the country after in recent months Russia damaged power lines in a large part of the territoryreported ‘The Wall Street Journal’.
The director of the OEIA, Rafael Grossiplans to visit Ukraine next week to deploy international inspectors to all the country’s nuclear power plants, reinforcing surveillance as it has already done at the Zaporizhzhyain the southeast of the country.
Specifically, Grossi will assign two or three inspectors to the rivne Y Khmelnitskyboth in the west of the country, as detailed by Ukrainian officials and Western diplomats to the aforementioned newspaper.
The power lines of these last two plants were damaged in a missile barrage on November 15 that plunged both into a crisis.
In addition, the inspectors will also be deployed in Chernobylthe plant where the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history occurred in 1986 and where dangerous radioactive materials are still stored, according to officials.
Since last October 10, Russian troops carried out massive attacks against the infrastructure of Ukrainian public services, specifically for the supply of electricity, drinking water and gas.
Moscow directed its missiles and drones Iranian-made both the generation facilities and the power transmission system.
These attacks meant that practically the entire country remained under tight restrictions on the consumption of water, electricity and gas at the beginning of the Ukrainian winter.
In mid-December, Ukraine’s emergency teams managed to restore most of the generating capacity of the country’s electrical system.
Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of the board of directors of NEC Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state electricity company, confirmed that in most of the infrastructure was repairedreported on December 12 the local agency ukrinform.
“So far, Ukrainian power engineers have been able to restore most of the generation capacities after the Russian missile attacks this week,” Kudrytskyi said.
At the same time, the destruction caused by a Russian offensive on December 5, one of the most destructive, prevented full use of the country’s thermal power plants for several days.
According to the chairman of the board of directors of NEC Ukrenergo, the situation in the Ukrainian electricity system was serious. For this moment companies were forcedin the midst of the serious crisis unleashed by the Russian invasion, to make great efforts to restore energy service to homes.
(With information from Europa Press)