“While consultations with the IAEA are underway, it would be wrong to release information about the possible parameters of the ZNPP protection zone into the public space.

The negotiation process is not developing simply, ”RIA Novosti quotes Ryabkov.

He noted that the Russian side had submitted its proposals to the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi.

“As far as we know, Kyiv has not yet given a clear answer to the initiative of the head of the IAEA.

Apparently, it’s just playing for time,” the diplomat added.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repeatedly fired at the station, causing damage to its infrastructure.

On January 24, Grossi said that agency inspectors had not found any military equipment at Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

Renat Karchaa, adviser to the general director of the Rosenergoatom concern, expressed the opinion that the IAEA’s false information about explosions near the ZNPP was made public in order to divert attention from the Russian SVR data on ammunition at Ukrainian nuclear power plants.