UNITED NATIONS, August 12. /TASS/. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya doubts that the Kiev government is interested in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s visit to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP).
"I am not sure that Ukraine wants that visit of IAEA as much as we do, although they claim the opposite. We had an opportunity to have the IAEA visit the ZNPP as early as at the beginning of June. And we made everything possible to make the conditions for that visit. But it did not happen because of the position of Kiev and its Western sponsors at that time, and also the position of the UN Secretariat who cited security reasons and concerns," the Russian envoy to the UN told reporters.
"What is happening now is an obvious thing. Today even Kiev’s Western sponsors did not dare to say what they initially tried to assert - that Russia allegedly was shelling its own personnel, which was guarding the NPP and the city of Energodar," he added.