Dead earth to the horizon. What will the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant lead to?

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The attention of the world media is riveted to the events at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which has been under the control of the Russian armed forces since spring 2022. According to the latest reports, the shelling of the nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian side not only does not stop, but also increases in intensity. As a result of an artillery attack on August 7, shells landed at a distance of only 400 meters from the power unit.

According to the representative of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Rogov, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not stop shelling, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe will have to be mothballed, which is fraught with an energy crisis. First of all — in Ukraine. In       the existing loads at the station will be output only to the territory controlled by the Russian Federation. But even that won't be a worst-case scenario.

Ukraine blames Russia itself for the shelling. Russia — Ukraine. How this clinch could end, discussed with inmilitary expert, retired colonel Viktor Litovkin.

1. The shelling will continue until disaster

According to the words of a military expert, the shelling of a nuclear power plant with multiple rocket launchers will sooner or later lead to a new man-made disaster, comparable in consequences to the accident in Chernobyl.

“The main danger is not even that the reactor will be damaged, — says the expert. — The reactor cannot be damaged, it is well protected. There are more than 170 barrels with radioactive waste on the territory of the nuclear power plant. If these barrels explode, then the waste will simply scatter and poison everything around — trees, water, air. Surrounding areas will suffer, there will be dead land around from horizon to horizon. Like in Chernobyl».

At the same time, according to the expert, the goal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine & nbsp; & mdash; not  arrange a new cataclysm, but  blame Russia for it. “Ukraine, which is shelling, wants to portray that Russia is conducting nuclear terrorism” & mdash; she guards, she herself will shoot ZAES. Please note — they shoot at the station with multiple rocket launchers “Hurricane”. Russia has such shells, so it's easy to blame it. The only thing they don't take into account is that the funnel                  it is clear where it arrived from. In   — from the side where the Ukrainian military are, — said Litovkin

2. The parties will find a compromise with the help of mediators

“Ukraine would like to urge the world community to send peacekeepers to the conflict zone. But nobody will send peacekeepers there. There must be a UN Security Council decision for this, and there are two voices that will not allow this — China & Russia», — Viktor Litovkin explains.

According to the expert, the only mediator in this case may be representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). However, the side is in no hurry to visit Zaporozhye NPP for investigation, citing political reasons.

“Their actions show politics. The IAEA believes that the Zaporozhye NPP — this is a Ukrainian object, so you need to call on it from the territory of Ukraine. This is allegedly impossible, since the nuclear power plant is cordoned off by Russian troops. In fact, nobody denies that   — Ukrainian. The troops are stationed not on the station itself, but on the perimeter. The station employs Ukrainian personnel who supply electricity to the Ukrainian power grid», — says Viktor Litovkin.

3. One of sides will retreat

According to a military expert, only the Ukrainian side can retreat in the situation around the Zaporozhye NPP, since it is from there that the main danger comes.

“I think that Russia it will definitely not leave Energodar as it was in Chernobyl. Moreover, a referendum on accession to the territory of our country is being prepared in Zaporozhye. Leaving now would inappropriate for many reasons», — says Victor Litovkin.

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