Articles on Ukraine from World Nuclear News

The latest news from WNN on the situation in Ukraine

WNN: IAEA inspectors to be based in more Ukrainian sites (28 October 2022)

​Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to be deployed to the Khmelnitsky, Rivne, South Ukraine and Chernobyl nuclear power plant sites in addition to those already at Zaporizhzhia, where efforts to bring in a protection zone continue.

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WNN: WANO resolution stresses unity in supporting Zaporizhzhia ( 26 October 2022)

The WANO board of directors has passed a resolution that "every effort" be taken to "ensure there be no interference in the operator’s ability to safely perform their work" and resolves "to maintain WANO unity in supporting the Zaporizhzhia power plant and ensures that no member nuclear power station becomes isolated from the industry".

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WNN: Ukraine invites IAEA inspectors to verify nuclear materials (25 October 2022)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is sending inspectors to two locations in Ukraine to carry out a safeguards check that there are no undeclared nuclear activities and material. The checks are to take place at the request of Ukraine as it rejects allegations made by Russia.

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WNN: Efforts to create Zaporizhzhia safety zone continue amid fresh concerns (19 October 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has reiterated the urgency of establishing a safety zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

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WNN: IAEA's Grossi holds talks with Russia's President Putin (11 October 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The talks were arranged as part of efforts to establish a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

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WWN: Zaporizhzhia power supply restored, situation 'remains fragile' (10 October 2022)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Ukrainian engineers had restored external power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, a day after it lost connection to the last operating power line, which had forced the use of emergency diesel generators.

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WNN: Grossi says IAEA considers Zaporizhzhia as Ukrainian (7 October 2022)

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, says that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is, according to international law, Ukrainian and its ownership is with Energoatom. He was speaking after talks with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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WNN: Ukraine, Russia and control of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (6 October 2022)

​Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree to transfer Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Russian control and oversight on Wednesday. But Ukraine calls it an illegal attempt to take control of the plant and says the Russian president’s decree is "null and void".

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WNN: Released Zaporizhzhia director general 'not returning to role' (5 October 2022)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it understands that Ihor Murashov, who had been director general at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, will not resume the role after his release from Russian detention.  Energoatom's President Petro Kotin says administration of the plant was transferred to Kyiv following the detention and that he has now taken on the role of its acting director general.

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WNN: Grossi welcomes release of Zaporizhzhia's director (3 October 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has welcomed the release by Russian forces of Ihor Murashov, the director general of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. He had earlier warned his detention was "detrimental to nuclear safety and security" and said he hoped he "will return to his family safely and promptly and will be able to resume his important functions at the plant".

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WNN: Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia (22 Sept 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that his separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, indicate there is a "solid basis" for believing that a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant can be established.

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WNN: IAEA calls for nuclear safety exclusion zone around Zaporizhzhia (7 September 2022)

The IAEA has called for the establishment of a safety and security zone around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has been occupied by Russian military forces since early March.

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WNN: Bulk of IAEA team leave Zaporizhzhia, two stay behind (5 September 2022)

Four of the six International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts involved in the mission to the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant in Ukraine have now left the site after a five-day visit.

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WNN: IAEA 'to maintain presence at Zaporizhzhia' (2 September 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says its experts are "here to stay and will maintain a continued presence" at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

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WNN: IAEA’s Grossi and team at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (1 September 2022)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and his team of inspectors arrived at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine on Thursday afternoon, following delays and despite the on-going conflict in the area.

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WNN: IAEA mission heads for Zaporizhzhia (30 August 2022)

Following months of negotiations, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts and inspectors - led by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi - is on its way to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine to ensure nuclear safety and security there.

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WNN: Zaporizhzhia temporarily loses grid connection (26 August 2022)

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the grid after hostilities in the area led to the damage of the last remaining operational 750 kilovolt external power line connecting the plant to the national grid.

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WNN: IAEA hopes to visit Zaporizhzhia 'as soon as possible' (22 August 2022)

With shelling continuing in the area of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has welcomed recent statements indicating that both Ukraine and Russia support the IAEA's aim to send a mission to the plant.

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