Russia admits planting mines at ZNPP

February 5,2024 560
Russia admits planting mines at ZNPP

Russia has admitted to having mined the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. Occupiers provided relevant information to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“Mines located between the outer and inner perimeters of the ZNPP don’t pose any threat to the personnel of the plant & the IAEA experts at the station. Moreover, laying mines to protect the perimeter of a nuclear power plant is an acceptable practice that does not contradict any IAEA recommendations. 

This method can be used even when the nuclear facility is not located in the zone of an armed conflict,” the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna wrote.

This is how the occupiers reacted to the IAEA report that Russians had planted mines around the seized Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. It concerns explosives around the station perimeter, which were previously detected and removed by the IAEA team last November.

On January 11, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko, stated that the Russians are concealing the real state of affairs at the ZNPP. Currently, there is equipment degradation at the NPP.

Cover: ZNPP

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