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Zaporozhye NPP security zone parameters under discussion — Russian Foreign Ministr

Parameters of the security zone around the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) are being discussed, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with the Izvestiya newspaper.

“The security zone [for the Zaporozhye NPP] is a different matter; its parameters are being discussed. We believe a certain process of coordination, including the diplomatic one, for parameters of such security zone with the Agency [IAEA – TASS] is not merely possible – it is required,” Ryabkov said.

Russia is bound to protect the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and demilitarization arrangements are not possible, the diplomat noted.

“Agreements on demilitarization are impossible as a matter of principle – we are bound to protect the plant, provide its security,” the diplomat said.

The Zaporozhye NPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, with the capacity of about 6,000 MW.

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