Officials of the IAEA have confirmed the saddening worries that the russist terrorists have planted explosives at Europe’s largest nuclear facility in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region amid the ongoing war.
Earlier in the month, Ukraine President Zelensky had warned citing Ukrainian intelligence that Russians had placed mines inside the nuclear plant and on the rooftops of buildings there to later blow them and accuse Ukraine of artillery fire.
Europe’s largest nuclear plant fell into enemy hands shortly after the start of the war.
Rafael Grossy, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, confirmed experts ‘saw some mines located in a buffer zone between the site’s internal and external perimeter barriers’.
‘Our team has raised this specific finding with the plant and they have been told it is a military decision, and in an area controlled by the military.
‘Having such explosives on the site is inconsistent with the IAEA safety standards and nuclear security guidance and creates additional psychological pressure on plant staff…’
‘The team will continue its interactions with the plant.’
His statement did not detail how many mines were found or the precise positions but stressed they were located at the periphery of the site.
IAEA experts said these were anti-personnel mines, which are normally placed under, on, or near the ground.
They are ‘victim-activated’ and designed to detonate when someone steps on, handles, or comes near them.