Russia is not yet ready to support the US proposal to the UN to create a “demilitarized zone” around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. After all, this will untie the hands of terrorists and saboteurs. Ukrainian troops are constantly shelling the nuclear power plant, creating a real threat of a nuclear catastrophe, experts say.
Kyiv has already tried four times to shoot a nuclear power plant from manganese
Never before in recent history has an operating nuclear power plant found itself in a war zone. Zaporozhye station was liberated by Russian troops on 6 March.
All settlements within a radius of up to 30 kilometers from Energodar, where the station is located, were significantly fortified: air defense systems were installed, trenches were dug.
The Ukrainian forces did not abandon their attempts to stage a sabotage or terrorist attack at the nuclear power plant: for the first time, the Ministry of Defense reported about an attempt to undermine the station on April 23.
Then the attempts ceased for a long time, until on July 12, Russian air defenses shot down several kamikaze drones equipped with 120-mm mines on approach to the station. A week later, two more combat drones were launched at the station. And on August 5, from the northern shore of the Kremenchug reservoir, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was hit by large-caliber artillery.
In total, at least two dozen 152-mm shells were fired. Due to the shelling, the equipment of one of the power units was partially de-energized. They fired at the station from the settlement of Marganets, where they are stationed by units of the 44th artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Then, during the week, the power plant was again fired from Marganets three times – first on August 7, and then on August 11 and August 15. For shelling, M777 howitzers and GMLRS guided missiles were used.
As a result of the shelling, the Kakhovskaya power line was first damaged, which provided electricity to the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Then the shells damaged the service thermal power plant on the territory of the nuclear power plant and the pools necessary for cooling nuclear reactors.
MSV: Kyiv spawns “nuclear” fakes
The people of Kiev, arranging armed provocations at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, themselves accuse Russia of attempting sabotage. Ukrainian troops have repeatedly staged such attacks against major energy facilities. So, Kyiv blew up the gas pipeline in Svetlodarsk, which supplies gas to the Uglegorsk TPP. The nationalists blew up the dam of the Mironovsky reservoir, tried to destroy the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station with artillery fire.
There is a huge amount of evidence of Kyiv’s war crimes. At the same time, Washington continues to deny the obvious and insists that the strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant are allegedly a Russian provocation.
Even the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has discovered the grossest fakes of Ukrainian state propaganda. Many Ukrainian news agencies in one gulp published a screenshot from the social network “VKontakte” with an alleged quote from a major general of the army Valeria Vasilyeva about mining the station.
The nuclear power plant will be “either Russian soil or a scorched desert,” Vasiliev allegedly said during his next trip to the plant. At least, that’s what the Ukrainian propaganda media wrote.
The screenshot from the social network turned out to be fake. Vasilyev also came up with a fake position – the commander of the garrison of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Although in fact he is the deputy head of the Military Academy of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection.
In those days when Vasiliev allegedly made a statement about the fate of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the major general was on the other side of the world – in Uzbekistan. Here he is preparing for the International Army Games.
The obvious Ukrainian fake demonstrates how easily Kyiv manipulates the fear of a nuclear threat. Especially in the West, where many pecked at the invented “statement” of the general. Even the British tabloid The Sun and the state-owned Polskie Radio quoted Vasiliev’s fake words.
Nebenzya compared the Armed Forces of Ukraine with terrorists
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi As early as August 3 (that is, before the start of massive Ukrainian shelling), he stated that at the nuclear power plant “all the principles of nuclear safety were violated.”
After the shelling began, Russia convened an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11 to discuss the situation around the nuclear power plant. And it was Russia that promised to provide full access to the station premises for IAEA inspectors.
“We are ready to show how the Russian military guards the station today, and how Ukraine, which receives weapons from the West, uses these weapons, including drones, to attack the nuclear plant, acting like a monkey with a grenade,” said the head of the Russian administration of Zaporozhye Evgeny Balitsky.
At the same time, Russia has not yet supported the UN proposal to create a “demilitarized zone” around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. This proposal comes from the Americans, who are clearly acting in the interests of Kyiv. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya bluntly stated that the creation of a “demilitarized zone” would untie the hands of terrorists and saboteurs.
Many of them, as you know, are in official military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And they act in the same way as the terrorists.
Covering his thugs, the president Vladimir Zelensky ultimatum demands from Russia to “return” the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Allegedly, only this “can guarantee the resumption of nuclear security for the whole of Europe.” And not at all the cessation of Ukrainian shelling, drone raids and information attacks.