Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. File photoMOSCOW, Mar 10Allegations of shelling by the Russian military of the power substations of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are fakes and lies, said Igor Vishnevetsky, Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “I will just give one example “The Ukrainian side announced alleged shelling in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and damage to the electricity supply there from the substations that fed the station. We have already refuted such fakes many times. This is another lie launched,” he said at the site of the Valdai discussion club.Lavrov met with the Director General of the IAEAHe noted that in fact the Ukrainian battalions, who were at a distance of several tens of kilometers, undermined the power line from the substation that fed the Chernobyl nuclear power plant .Secretary of State – Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Nikolai Pankov said on Wednesday that Ukrainians Some nationalists committed an extremely dangerous provocation – they struck at the power grid facilities that provide power to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but Russian specialists took prompt measures to switch to backup diesel generator power sources. Earlier, the Ukrainian regulator also informed the IAEA about problems in communicating with the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which is currently only possible by email. More than 200 people of technical personnel and security guards of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have not yet been replaced since February 23.