Vienna International Centre, where IAEA offices are located
Vienna International Centre, where IAEA offices are locatediStock

Ukraine has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for "a comprehensive list of equipment" it needs to operate nuclear power plants during the war with Russia, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said on Saturday, according to Reuters.

This includes radiation measurement devices, protective material, computer-related assistance, power supply systems and diesel generators, he said in a statement.

"We will coordinate the implementation of the assistance that the IAEA and its member states will provide, including by delivering required equipment directly to Ukraine's nuclear sites," added Grossi.

"The needs are great and I'm very grateful for the considerable support that our Member States have already indicated they will make available."

Ukraine has 15 operational reactors at four plants of which seven are currently connected to the grid.

One of these plants is in Chernobyl, which Russian forces captured at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Russian troops left Chernobyl after weeks of occupation in late March.

After capturing Chernobyl, Russian forces also captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility after hitting it with artillery fire, setting it ablaze.

There were also reports of artillery shells damaging a nuclear research facility in the city of Kharkiv, though there was no "radiological consequence".

Grossi said on Saturday the IAEA was still not receiving remote data transmission from its monitoring systems installed at Chernobyl.