ZNPP mission at the is the most difficult one, ever conducted by IAEA

September 01, 2022


The IAEA team has arrived in Zaporizhia, and will continue it to the Zaporizhia NPP. They have to deal with the situation and establish permanent representation there. The mission is led by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi. They will spend several days at the nuclear plant occupied by the Russians, meet with the staff, perform inspections and report on the results of the trip. The IAEA crosses the frontline for the first time, entering the occupied territory. The Russians have made the mission difficult from the very beginning. Volodymyr Omelchenko, director of energy programmes at Razumkov Center, tells TSN.




Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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