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There are signs Russians preparing to depart Zaporizhzhya NPP

Russians have mined the nuclear power plant.

There are signs Russians preparing to depart Zaporizhzhya NPP
Photo: Energoatom

The president of Ukraine's atomic energy company, Energoatom, Petro Kotin, has said that they see signs that the Russian military may be preparing to leave the territory of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.

"In recent weeks, we have actually received information that there are signs that they may be going to leave the ZNPP. First, a lot of publications began to appear in the Russian press that it might be reasonable to leave the ZNPP, maybe it should be transferred under the control of the IAEA. You know, there is an impression that they are packing their bags and that they are stealing everything they can find," Kostin told the national telethon, as reported by

He also added that the Russian military "crammed everything they could onto the ZNPP site - military equipment, their personnel, trucks, probably with weapons and explosives" and mined the territory of the plant.

As reported earlier, Russian invaders continue to put pressure on Zaporizhzhya NPP employees. According to available information, some workers who refuse to cooperate with the occupying authorities are not allowed to work.

According to the IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, "progress in the creation of a physical and nuclear security zone around the Zaporizhzhya NPP is now visible".

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