The head of the United Nation's nuclear agency visited Ukraine's Zaporizhia Power Plant on Monday, as the Kremlin said it would not be deterred from moving tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, UPI
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi announced on Twitter that he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the city of Zaporizhia where they had a "rich exchange" on protecting the power plant and its staff.
"I reiterated the full support of the IAEA to Ukraine's nuclear facilities," he said.
The nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, has been in peril since the start of Russia's military operation. The Russian military currently controls the plant with a virtually all-Ukrainian crew operating it while fighting continues to swirl around it.
It most recently had its power cut due to bombing earlier this month.
"I remain determined to continue doing everything in my power to help reduce the risk of a nuclear accident during the tragic war in Ukraine. Despite our presence at the site for seven months now, the situation at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant is still precarious," Grossi said ahead of the visit.
Also Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to criticism from the United States and western Europe on Moscow's plans to move tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus, north of the Ukrainian border, saying Russia would continue with the plans.