MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. The Zaporozhskaya and Chernobyl nuclear power plants are still operated and managed by the Ukrainian personnel, whom Russian experts give consulting assistance, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement on Saturday.
"With regard to the incoming requests, we inform you that the management and operation of the Zaporozhskaya and Chernobyl NPPs is carried out by the Ukrainian operating personnel. A group of several Russian experts provides them consultative assistance," the statement says.
Technical support identifies priority needs of the nuclear power plants to ensure the safe and sustainable operation of nuclear power units.
"Thus, in particular, with the consulting assistance of Russian specialists, the restoration of the power supply of the Chernobyl NPP and the physical protection system of the Zaporozhskaya NPP is now being carried out," Rosatom said in the statement.
Russian and Ukrainian experts cooperate on the regular basis in the form of meetings. Rosatom emphasized that "while implementing measures aimed at ensuring the safe and secure operation of Ukrainian NPPs, the Russian side maintains close contact with the IAEA.".