Russia managed to get the UN nuclear inspectors in, and now the Ukraine is denouncing them as evil agents of the Russians before they give their report or make any public statements.
It’s all so ridiculous.
International organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are “cowardly” and cannot be trusted, a senior aide to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said.
“I don’t like international institutions and mediation missions in general. They look extremely ineffective, extremely cowardly and extremely unprofessional,” Mikhail Podolyak said in an interview on Thursday evening.
This applies “not only to the IAEA”, but also to the UN, Amnesty International, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Ukrainian official claimed, adding: “By default, you should not trust them.”
Podolyak’s remarks came as he criticized the IAEA mission to the Russia-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which arrived earlier in the day. He expressed his low expectations from the mission, based on the positive remarks that Director General Rafael Grossi made after touring the facility in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian official said he was willing to give the IAEA inspectors the benefit of the doubt and wait for them make an official report that would “show the depth of their inner destruction”.
Well, that’s a weird phrase.
I predict this mission is going to say that the Ukraine is shelling the reactor, and they should stop. The Ukraine is going to say outright that the UN is working for the Russians. The Western media won’t report anything that either party says as headline news. Then the UN will commission a new report that is different from the first.
Western media is already limiting reporting on the IAEA mission. The Ukraine was trying to prevent them from getting there, then did some kind of raid on the plant for some reason the day they arrived. Russia has been demanding they come and witness the Ukraine shelling the reactor.
One of the most bizarre news stories, dude.
The Western media was like “Russia says the Ukraine is shelling the reactor, but Russia is totally evil, so maybe Russia is shelling their own nuclear reactor. There is no way to know, because satellites don’t exist.”