The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, told the European Parliament on Tuesday that no military equipment was found after inspecting Ukrainian nuclear power plants, denying the Russian accusation.
Grossi’s remarks came a day after Russia’s foreign intelligence service accused Kiev of stockpiling Western-supplied weapons at nuclear power plants across the country, an accusation a senior Ukrainian official dismissed as false.
Grossi told the European Parliament that his agency had established a permanent presence at all Ukrainian nuclear facilities and on Tuesday ordered inspections to check whether any of them contained military equipment.
“The result of those inspections was negative,” he said.
It was the second time the IAEA had been able to “deny allegations of illegal and very dangerous things taking place in these facilities,” citing previous accusations of creating a “dirty bomb.”