In June, information about the invitation of the IAEA commission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant appeared. This was stated a week ago by the director-general of the International atomic energy agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi. However, the national energy company of Ukraine, Energoatom, denies this fact.
Energoatom says that Ukraine did not invite Grossi to visit Zaporizhzhia NPP. Earlier, the head of the IAEA was refused a visit. Energoatom will be able to invite a commission only when the station is again under the control of Ukraine.
"IAEA director general Rafael Mariano Grossi is lying again," wrote the national Ukrainian power company.
Such a firm and unambiguous response from Ukraine has a justification. Ukrainian experts believe that the IAEA expert mission will lead to the legitimization of the actions of the occupiers. This means that the world will recognize the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a Russian subject. The world will also support the unregulated work of Ukrainians at gunpoint by Russian soldiers, violence, abductions, and more.
It is worth noting that the Russian Federation has created too many nuclear dangers during the three months of the war in Ukraine. They begin with the capture of the territories of two nuclear power stations by soldiers and end with the low cruising of the Russian missile over the nuclear power plant. Also, one should not overlook the fact that the occupiers do not understand how dangerous the object is — they do not bring the necessary materials to the object and do not launch Ukrainian deliveries.
Therefore, handing over the Ukrainian nuclear facility to Russia is a new nuclear danger, similar to the 1986 Chornobyl disaster. Even though the Chornobyl nuclear power plant is located on the territory of modern Ukraine, the main command of the Soviet Union was in the Moscow Kremlin. It was there that they decided to keep quiet about the incident, which had terrible consequences for part of Europe.