Representatives of the Russian occupation authorities detained Igor Murashov, Director General of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, and took him to an unknown office. This was announced by the station operator, the Ukrainian company Energoatom.
According to the president of Energoatom, Pyotr Kotin, Murashov was kidnapped on September 30, at about 4:00 pm. His car was detained on the road from the station to Energodar, after which they were detained by force and taken away blindfolded. At the moment, there is no information about the whereabouts of Murashov and his condition.
“The General Director of ZNPP is a licensed person – he bears the main and exclusive responsibility for the nuclear and radiation safety of the Zaporozhye NPP. His detention poses a danger to the operation of Europe's largest nuclear power plant," Kotin said in a statement.
He appealed to the employees of Rosatom, who are illegally located at ZNPP, with a demand to stop acts of nuclear terrorism against the management and personnel of the station, as well as to immediately release Murashov and return him to his duties. Kotin also asked for help from the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi and the head of WANO Tom Mitchell.
After a visit to the plant, the IAEA adopted a resolution demanding that Russia stop the occupation of the ZNPP and withdraw troops from its territory. In the text of the resolution, the agency calls on Russia to "immediately cease all actions against the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine."