During the visit Mr. Amano highly appreciated LAES's nuclear security systems, noting that comparing to previous projects the new Russian unit was initially equipped with additional protection systems. “Multi-level protection of VVER-1200 unit produces a strong impression - in case of one system failure another one activates, this is very correct" he said.
At the meeting with Russian journalists during the visit Y. Amano noted that Russia is making a big contribution to the work of the IAEA in the field of nuclear energy and peaceful nuclear applications in non-energy fields. "Nuclear power is the most environmental friendly way to produce electricity in terms of minimal greenhouse gas emissions. To enhance the well-being of society it is necessary to develop nuclear energy, and it will continue. Russia is a very active player in the process," said the head of the IAEA.