MELITOPOL, January 17. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have stopped shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, fearing much larger counterattacks on Ukrainian power infrastructure, an aide to the CEO of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power plant operator told TASS on Tuesday.
According to Renat Karchaa, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has neither the tools nor legal instruments that could force Ukraine to stop shelling the ZNPP.
"Thanks to the generosity of Western war proponents, the Kiev regime already has enough munitions for three large-scale wars. So only one conclusion can be made - that they (authorities in Kiev - TASS) have realized they would meet a response, quite painful at that, if they continue the reckless bacchanalia of artillery attacks against the Zaporozhye NPP and the city of Energodar," Karchaa said.
"The Russian Federation’s precision strikes on Ukrainian power infrastructure are, in effect, the military interpretation of Newton’s Third Law that states that for every action there is an equal opposite reaction," the adviser to the Rosenergoatom CEO said. Not a single Russian shell has fallen either on the premises of Ukrainian nuclear power plants or near them, Karchaa emphasized.
Ukrainian army units have not shelled the ZNPP this year, Karchaa said earlier. Ukrainian strikes have been registered only in Energodar’s industrial zone and along the shoreline, he added.