- Russia Claims Ukraine Prepping “False Flag Provocation” At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant As IAEA Attempts Access
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Starting a week ago the United States led the way at a United Nations Security Council special meeting in calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, but on Thursday Russia’s defense ministry has again rejected such a possibility. Starting weeks ago Ukraine said that some 500 Russian troops occupied the nuclear power plant, which is Europe’s largest.
Amid tit-for-tat accusations of shelling on the facility and thus putting the sensitive site in danger of a nuclear incident, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said this week he stands ready to lead a delegation in person to inspect the plant. However, it’s being reported that the Russian side has rejected this possibility, saying such a mission would be too dangerous as Ukraine is shelling it.