Consultations conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with representatives of Russia and Ukraine on the creation of a safety zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant are continuing, there is progress, Rafael Grossi, the agency’s Director General, told CNN on Wednesday.
"I am having consultations with both. I would not agree with the assessment that we are not making any progress, I think we are. Of course, we are talking about something which is very difficult. This is war. This is real war and the protection zone that I am proposing is precisely on the front line, on the line where both adversaries are in contact. But we are moving forward, I believe," he noted.
Grossi also pointed out that to avoid a nuclear accident, the organization "cannot continue counting on good luck." According to him, the IAEA finds it "very difficult to identify" who exactly is shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, but the agency’s task is to ensure its safety and not "to get into a game of attribution."