[キーウ（キエフ） ２７日 ロイター] – Petro Kotin, the head of Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom, said on Monday that there are signs that Russian forces are preparing to withdraw from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which has been occupied since March.
“Over the past few weeks there have been signs that the Russian military is preparing to leave the factory,” Kotin said on state television.
He added that there are many reports in Russia that it may be appropriate to withdraw from nuclear power plants and transfer control to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He pointed out that the Russians seemed to be packing up and trying to steal everything they could.
IAEA Director General Grossi and the Russian delegation met in Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, on the 23rd to discuss the establishment of a safety zone around the nuclear power plant. The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant used to supply about a fifth of Ukraine’s electricity.