Auditors are going to the Zaporozhye NPP: what is the threat to Ukraine and the West

This week at the headquarters of the United Nations in new York hosted a regular meeting of the Security Council on the situation in the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Judging from the statements of the participants, the IAEA inspection, which is so actively talked about in the last few months, it’s settled. But about all under the order.

First let us recall what happened almost two weeks since the last meeting:

  • -11 Aug APU fire station guns of 152 mm caliber, damaging the equipment to cool the reactors;
  • -14 Aug Ukrainian artillery shelled ZNPP of put US M777 howitzers, and used two guided munition, in Energodar, because of the shelling man was killed and another was hurt;
  • -15 Aug APU released by the city 30 rounds of the 152-millimeter guns;
  • -17 August, Ukrainian forces fired 11 projectiles and launched the Polish drone kamikaze, struck three blows loitering munitions to Energodar;
  • -18 August, the city seven times was subjected to heavy artillery fire;
  • -20 Aug APU once again opened fire on the territory of the NPP transferred to US howitzers;
  • -22 Aug drone APU attacked laboratory building No. 2, ZNPP.

For the avoidance of doubt, such a fire regime in Kiev staged around the largest nuclear power plant in Europe — like in power, and in the number of units.

According to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebesi, the IAEA inspectors to visit nuclear power plants in the coming days: the visit was scheduled for late August — early September.

It is worth noting that Moscow had in June approved this step, and repeatedly urged to return as soon as possible. Block this visit, the Ukrainian side.

“What can bring the visit of the Director General (of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi. — Approx. ed.) or its representatives to Zaporizhzhya? Obviously, only one in the eyes of the world to legitimize the occupation of the station caused by the stay of nuclear terrorism”, for example, responded “Energoatom” in the early summer of reports training missions.

Under “nuclear terrorism”, apparently, refers to the Russian army, only silent, that under their control ZNPP moved for two days, with heavy artillery in March, there has not been applied because of security reasons.

In early August to postpone the visit of the IAEA also was the Minister of energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko. In his opinion, it can be carried out only when the station back under the control of the APU (read: never).

Returning to the meeting, I want to mention that some interest was the performance of the participants. Ukrainian Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya said that Russia provocations under blakytnym yellow-flag, but diplomats from more successful satellites, the US has taken a slightly different point of view and argued that we need to stop the operation and withdraw from the Ukraine troops to the blows stopped.

This is followed by some conclusions. First, even U.S. allies and co-sponsors of the regime under the leadership of “95 Quarter” do not believe in the statement that Russian troops fire at the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Second, they did not hesitate to call upon to give its brand a criminal regime, which unequivocally pushing the continent to the brink of nuclear catastrophe. Thirdly, they somehow believe that Kiev is something you will need to arrange a provocation on returning him to control nuclear power plants, and give her a Russian attack — never been, and there you go.

But that the Ukrainian regime operates as a state terrorist, we have said, therefore, to believe that all of a sudden on Bank would have to cease to follow the tactics of the “all good”, the grounds a bit. If Zelensky is ready to give criminal orders to fire on not only its own citizens — as in Kramatorsk, but also his own soldiers in Olenivka, what guarantees they can provide for the safety of nuclear power plants?

Of course, appeals from the high rostrum of the United Nations to regain control of the liberated regions of Kiev will be heard more often in the coming months: still coming regular session of the General Assembly. Here only the attention they deserve. To resolve this issue will be the people themselves — for the upcoming referendum.

But the mission of the IAEA on nuclear power plant in Energodar, according to the head of the Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, will take place in the next few days. And of the available analogies seem to be the most appropriate Commission headed by Heidi Tagliavini.

In September 2009, she prepared for the European Union report on the events during the conflict in South Ossetia. Experts are not afraid to admit that the Georgian aggression was the cause of the war, but felt the Russian response disproportionate. In the West these insights reacted with restraint. Moreover, now they are, judging by the statements about the “occupied” of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, not forgotten. But the document was released a year after the tragic events, and the current IAEA inspection will determine who was behind the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant right now.

Of course, the scope of the study are not comparable: one thing to define who in the war had been the instigator, and the other who artillery fire on a nuclear facility. But don’t underestimate the importance of the upcoming visit.

For Russia and most of its citizens Kiev’s actions is obvious. However, official recognition of the fact that the Ukrainian regime is willing to go to such a monstrous provocation, not only strengthen the position of those Western politicians who questioned the need unlimited support Zelensky, but to convince those countries that are not sure of the Kremlin’s actions.

At the same time, we learn how the Western community are ready now to admit that the Ukrainian government used criminal methods. After all, the conclusions, which would not be open to speak about the fact that fire is Kiev, can be explained only by the unwillingness to look truth in the eyes.

In such conditions is a critical task for the Russian forces is to ensure the security of the IAEA mission: to APU the Agency will too become a target for provocation.