Leaving aside Ukraine’s now customary torture chamber theatre, in the above-linked report the ABC uncritically retails misinformation that is not only highly dangerous but comically disingenuous:
Ukraine narrowly escaped disaster during fighting at the weekend that rocked Europe’s largest atomic power plant with a barrage of shells, some falling near reactors and damaging a radioactive waste storage building, the UN nuclear watchdog said.On Monday, Russia and Ukraine traded blame for at least a dozen explosions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, which has been under Russian control since soon after it invaded the country on February 24, but is across the Dnipro river from areas controlled by Kyiv.
Mr Zelenskyy urged NATO members to guarantee protection from “Russian sabotage” at nuclear facilities… Whoever fired on the plant was taking “huge risks and gambling with many people’s lives”, Rafael Grossi, director-general of the IAEA, said.
When the media runs a faux-objective “traded blame” angle, you can be sure Kiev is in the wrong. Like the missile that killed two farmers in Poland last week, these shells were fired by Ukraine – arguably for the same reason: to start a world war. Russian forces at Zaporizhzhia are not bombing themselves. The Ukrainian government is confident the journalists and officials who invented the Russia Hoax and spiked the Laptop From Hell are willing to promote even the most absurd lies on its behalf. This in turn emboldens Western hive-minders to go on financing another endless war – sure in the knowledge they will never be held accountable.