By Chris King • 27 January 2023 • 2:55
Image of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine:
Credit: Google maps - Виктор Пятов
Vladimir Rogov, the chairman of the ‘We Are Together With Russia’ movement, on Thursday, January 26, accused the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of provocation.
His comments came after the body issued a statement – citing experts present at the location – reporting powerful explosions in the area of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. Rogov insisted that their claims were untrue. He is also a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporizhzhya region
According to the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, these explosions indicated ‘military actions near the facility’. However, according to Rogov, there were no explosions, especially powerful ones, in the area of the nuclear power plant.
The representative of the region suggested that: “This information does not correspond to reality. Obviously, this is some kind of a cunning game or trick by the IAEA, aimed at provocation or some steps to discredit the situation in the region”, RIA Novosti reported Rogov saying.
Rogov said he believed that the IAEA is fulfilling the political will of the Kyiv regime and their masters, who are concerned about the successful offensive operations of the Russian army on the Zaporizhzhya sector of the front line.
They are trying to slow it down in every possible way, including by spreading misinformation, the source concluded.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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