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Energoatom explains why it cannot pass on data on situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP to IAEA

Friday, 1 July 2022, 01:03
Energoatom explains why it cannot pass on data on situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP to IAEA

Olha Hlushchenko – Friday, 1 July 2022, 01:03

Energodar staff are unable to transmit data on the current situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP) to the IAEA because Vodafone’s communications operator has been disconnected in that location.

Source: Petro Kotin, Head of National Atomic Energy Corporation Energoatom, on air of the national joint 24/7 newscast, quoted by Ukrinform

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Quote: "Vodafone, which has a contract with the IAEA for the transmission of operational data from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, has been disconnected in Energodar again. As usual, this data is stored on the plant's servers, but it is impossible to transmit it today due to the disabled connection."

Details: Petro Kotin emphasised that he does not particularly count on the IAEA’s understanding or on the Agency's quick reaction to the provocations currently being prepared by the Russians at Zaporizhzhia NPP.

"Given [our] experience of communicating with the IAEA, we see that the Agency's secretariat is under very strong Russian influence, and many Russian officials work there," the Head of Energoatom explained.

He emphasised that, according to the procedure established under Ukrainian legislation, the IAEA will be informed about the situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP in one way or another.

Background: Ukrainian mobile operators and Internet providers may be completely shut down in occupied Energodar, while the operation of the Ukrainian banking system may also be blocked.

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