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19.07.2023

The city of Energodar and Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) have been occupied by the Russian army since the early days of the full-scale invasion despite the heroic resistance by local residents. Both the Russian diplomacy and the Russian military have a significant strategic advantage to take the identified dangerous object hostage, since the risks of an accident threaten the nuclear security of the entire region. 

Meanwhile, the Russians are tirelessly painting a picture of a happy and prosperous life of the ZNPP under the Rosatom administration, blaming Ukraine for shelling of Energodar, and keep providing new arguments that explain why they are the only ones capable of protecting the ZNPP from disasters.

The Kyiv School of Energy Policy (KSEP) and the Civil Network OPORA have prepared an analytical report entitled “What are we doing, shooting by ourselves?”: Russian disinformation narratives on the occupation of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant”.

As a result, it was collected a total of 345 news reports, containing disinformation statements, from which experts singled out 6 key narratives of Russian disinformation:

  • “Russia only protects the ZNPP, it does not endanger it “,
  • “Ukraine resorts to provocations and nuclear blackmail”,
  • “Ukraine wants to do harm to the ZNPP, its citizens and the whole world”
  • “Ukraine’s secret nuclear weapons”
  • “The ZNPP belongs to Russia”
  • “Russia maintains the ZNPP in working order and is ready to cooperate with everyone.”

 

 

 

 

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https://ksep.energy/en/

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http://eiti.org.ua/

National website of Extractive Industries Transparensy Initiative in Ukraine 

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