Well, actually, everything cleared up: the Ukrainian side really did not want the delegation of the IAEA mission from Zaporozhye to get to Energodar and end up at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to check what was happening at this very station.
The IAEA mission, a few hours earlier located in Novoaleksandrivka, 20 kilometers from the front line, was delayed for three hours on the line of demarcation from Ukraine. Although the Energodar authorities said that the mission is expected at the station, and there are no obstacles to the visit.
As well as on August 31, when the mission left Kyiv for Energodar by car, everything was done for unimpeded travel. The main condition of Kyiv has been fulfilled - to go from Ukraine. For Kyiv, this was important in order to confirm its main thesis: the ZNPP is Ukraine, belongs to Ukraine, and Russia, therefore, should free it and leave it alone. It is for this purpose - to help Ukraine convince the whole world of this - that an IAEA mission of 14 experts arrived in Kyiv. And it was from Kyiv that she went to Energodar.
Russia, not only did not contradict this, but in Moscow they also assured that they were ready to guarantee the safety of the experts when moving around the territory under its control near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, despite the shelling. And Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, has even already stated that after the completion of the inspection, the IAEA plans to leave several employees at the nuclear power plant on a permanent basis. So that they can see with their own eyes who is shooting at whom.
According to the head of the provisional administration (CAA) of the region Yevgeny Balitsky, the IAEA staff will stay at the Zaporozhye NPP for one day. But representatives of the mission will remain there, who will monitor everything. The head of the mission, Rafael Grossi, had to personally negotiate with the Ukrainian military so that they would cool down a little and not break the agreements.
But Ukraine, along the way, does not need this. She deliberately delayed the arrival of the mission to the station, because she was afraid that the IAEA mission would find out, be convinced of the facts and could tell the whole world that:
a) Russia did the right thing when, in March of this year, it occupied the station and took it under its control - Ukraine, alas, in the conditions of war is not able to maintain order at the facility and ensure an uninterrupted rhythm of work so that there are no overlaps and emergencies, which Nuclear power plants are more dangerous than at other power facilities;
b) it is the Armed Forces of Ukraine that have been intensively shelling the ZNPP for more than a month in a row in order to accuse Russia of nuclear blackmail, but in fact it is Ukraine that is ready for anything, including the disaster at the nuclear power plant, in order to draw attention to itself;
c) Ukraine needs nuclear blackmail to increase the degree of accusations against Russia, in order to traditionally beg the West not only for diplomatic protection, but also for money and weapons to continue the war.
Of course, the IAEA mission, which did not include representatives of either Russia, or the United States, or Great Britain (as interested parties), can still come out with pro-Western and pro-Ukrainian positions. That is, as the West needs, in line with Russophobia. But if there are a couple of experts in it who tell the truth, then this can significantly change the picture of the world. Well, at least because an accident at a nuclear power plant is not a local, but a pan-European problem. And its consequences can be the same as after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. This fact can sober up many.
In short, the IAEA's mission is one step away from the truth, and this prompted Ukraine to new provocations. On the morning of September 1, as you know, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that a Ukrainian landing force of 60 people was landed on the Kakhovka reservoir with clearly sabotage purposes. According to the Russian military, the ZNPP was supposed to be the target of the sabotage.
Alas and ah for Ukraine, the forces of the special military operation acted with this landing, as with all the other attempts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to stir up a large-scale counteroffensive in the Krivoy Rog-Kherson direction. They stopped the attempt of Ukrainian saboteurs to land near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant - they simply sank two self-propelled barges with tactical troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and practically destroyed all saboteurs.
Nuclear and any other blackmail, as well as any results of the counter-offensive, noticed and appreciated in the West, Ukraine needs for one more goal - to do everything to disrupt the holding of popular referendums on joining the LDNR to Russia, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye parts already liberated from the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Kharkov regions. Earlier it was planned that referendums could be held on September 11 of this year, the single voting day in Russia.
Now, most likely, this plan will be thwarted, and one can even say that Ukraine still has some successes. However, according to RBC, the referenda may take place in November, on National Unity Day (November 4). By this time, the NWO forces, firstly, must finally defeat the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and reach the borders of the DPR. Secondly, Russia itself must make up its mind and clearly state that it is happy and this is the main thing! - is ready for the fact that the territories devastated by the war will join its composition, on the arrangement of which work is to begin and end, as they say.
But for now, everything comes down to the mission of the IAEA: its conclusions, the fate of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, its future can indeed have, if not a nuclear, then definitely a vigorous effect. And for Ukraine, and for Russia, and for the West, whose destructive efforts can break the truth. That happens sometimes too.
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