IAEA taking measures to ensure Ukraine nuclear plant security

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday that "a number of measures" had been taken to stabilize the situation at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, Russian state news agency RIA reported.

During a visit to the plant, which is close to the military frontline, Rafael Grossi was also cited by TASS news agency as saying that IAEA inspectors would remain at the plant, and that Russia and Ukraine signing a document on the plant's security remained "unrealistic" while the two sides were still fighting.

His visit follows a disastrous breach last week in the massive Kakhovka dam nearby, which jeopardized reservoirs from which the reactors get cooling water. RIA quoted Grossi as saying that the situation at Zaporizhzhia was "serious" but that the level of cooling water remained sufficient.