“We sent a circular note on August 4 that we are ready to facilitate the IAEA leadership in organizing such a visit to the Zaporozhie nuclear power plant in Ukraine,” the diplomat said in an interview with Sputnik news agency.
Ulyanov said that Russia is also interested in making the international body aware of “Kiev’s criminal actions and disinformation campaign launched by the regime of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky against Moscow”.
In this regard, he argued that the Ukrainian authorities want to make the world see that Moscow is betting on a nuclear war, an element denied at all levels.
The Zaporozhie nuclear power plant has been the target of attacks in the past weeks, in the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, unleashed since February 24.
As part of the military operation, the Russian Army took control of part of the Zaporizhzhia province, including the city of Energodar, where the nuclear power plant is located.
The Ministry of Defense of the Eurasian nation confirmed that the last attack was perpetrated on August 5, when a bombardment with 152 millimeter shells caused a fire on the territory of the plant, which was quickly extinguished by the emergency services.
In the midst of this scenario, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, expressed his concern about the bombing, stressing that the military actions in the area of the Zaporizhzhia power plant, the largest in Europe, entail “a very real danger of nuclear catastrophe”.