Zelenski accuses Russia of hindering the presence of journalists during the IAEA visit to the Zaporizhia plant
the ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyassured this Thursday that the Russian troops they have not allowed Ukrainian journalists and international media to accompany the mission of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
Zelenski explained that during his meeting on Tuesday with the director of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, he asked that a team of independent journalists accompany the mission to objectively report the situation of the plant, something Russia would have refused.
“When we met with Mr. Grossi and the members of the mission in kyiv, we agreed that the mission would be accompanied by journalists from the Ukrainian and international media, independent journalists, so that the world would see the truth. Unfortunately, the occupiers They haven’t let journalists in,” said the president in his daily speech to the Ukrainian population.
Instead, Russia would have organized “a mass of their propagandists”, according to Zelensky, who added that not even the IAEA representatives would have protected the representatives of the independent media.
Likewise, the Ukrainian head of state asserted that he has “clear evidence” that Russia had “fooled” the IAEA mission in other ways.
“With the help of intimidation of the residents of the city of Energodar [próxima a la central]the occupants have forced people to lie to IAEA representatives,” Zelensky added.
Still, the Ukrainian president shared his wishes that the mission “draw objective conclusions of the circumstances at the plant”.
“For more than three decades, five nuclear power plants have been under the direction of our specialists. The IAEA has never commented on the activities of any of these facilities. until Russia invaded our territory and brought his madness here,” the president said.