The lies of the West about the Zaporizhzhia power plant
The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has urgently appealed to Russia and Ukraine to allow IAEA experts to quickly visit the Zaporizhzhia power plant, to stabilize the situation and avoid an accident. nuclear. A sensible request that should be taken seriously.
What does not add up, however, are the reports of the Western mass media. If the Russians have controlled the nuclear power plant since March, it is not clear why they should bomb the plant or its surroundings. If anything, Ukrainian artillery should be bombing the area to try to recapture it. Is it possible that this contradiction does not emerge as such?
Yevgeny Balitsky, the head of the Russian civil-military administration of the region in southern Ukraine where the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located:
If the reactors or the cooling system are hit, half of Europe is likely to blow up.
According to him the nuclear site was attacked yesterday by the Ukrainians with the use of kamikaze drones which left 11 injured.
The head of the Ukrainian regional military administration of Zaporizhzhia himself Oleksandr Starukh said that evacuation will be almost impossible in the event of an accident at the nuclear power plant. The people caught in a trap try to take cover as they can in the midst of the rubble.
I must say that it is almost impossible to implement our evacuation plans in the current conditions, all the shelters in the territory of the plant are occupied by the Russian army.
It is therefore confirmed that the nuclear site and its surroundings are occupied by the Russians, so it is not clear why the Russians should be bombing it.
Thus, the statement issued by EU foreign policy representative Borrell that the EU condemns Russian military activities around the Zaporizhzhia plant is ridiculed.
This is a gross and irresponsible violation of nuclear safety rules and another example of Russia's contempt for international standards.
The Russians will have many defects, including that of having confronted the world with a fait accompli by attacking Ukraine, but bombing their posts is a difficult fake news to convey, let alone to draw political conclusions such as those of Borrell.
An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council is scheduled for this evening at 9.00 pm to discuss the situation of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, which Kiev and Moscow accuse each other of bombing.
The meeting will take place at the request of the Russian envoy to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, who also accused Kiev of creating artificial obstacles and difficulties to a potential International Atomic Energy Agency mission to the plant. On the contrary, yesterday the G7 accused Moscow of endangering the region around Zaporizhzhia and demanded the return of the plant to Ukraine.
Russia has repeatedly accused the Ukrainian armed forces of being responsible for the bombings that took place in recent days around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and warned of catastrophic consequences for Europe.
In the Russian-controlled plant but also with Ukrainian personnel from Energoatom inside, the activity of the two reactors was reduced three days ago for safety reasons. This was announced by the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konanshenkov:
To prevent accidents, the technical staff reduced the production of reactors 5 and 6 to 500 megawatts.