IAEA: “International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts present at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) have in recent days and weeks inspected parts of the facility – including some sections of the perimeter of the large cooling pond – and have also conducted regular walkdowns across the site, so far without observing any visible indications of mines or explosives, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.

The IAEA experts have requested additional access that is necessary to confirm the absence of mines or explosives at the site, Director General Grossi said. In particular, access to the rooftops of reactor units 3 and 4 is essential, as well as access to parts of the turbine halls and some parts of the cooling system at the plant, he added.”

NY Times: “Russian troops have placed machine gun nests on the roofs of power units at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine, the head of the country’s state nuclear company said on Thursday, the latest in a series of Ukrainian claims that Russian forces are fortifying defenses at the facility.”

Analyst Comment: The claims have changed quickly from Russia placed explosives on top of two nuclear reactors to Russia is setting up machine gun nests and fortifying defenses at the site. Ukraine has provided zero evidence to back its claim that Russia has placed explosives on two nuclear reactors and planned to detonate them in a false flag.