Ukraine accuses Moscow of preparing “a provocation” on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces. Equally, Russia claims that Kiev is preparing “an attack” on the plant, reports AFP.
The Ukrainian army warned of “the possible preparation of a provocation on the territory of the Zaporozhye power plant in the near future.” She claims that “objects similar to explosive devices were placed on the outer roof of reactors 3 and 4”.
“Their denotation should not affect the generators, but give the impression of bombings from the Ukrainian side”, continues the army, warning that Moscow “will spread disinformation on this subject”, notes Agerpres.
In Moscow, an adviser to Russian nuclear giant Rosatom, Renat Karchaa, accused Kiev of preparing an “attack” on the plant.
“Today I received information that I am authorized to disclose. On July 5, during the night, in complete darkness, the Ukrainian army will try to attack the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” said Renat Karchaa for Russian television.
He assured that Kiev plans to use “long-range precision weapons” and drones.
Under the control of the Russian military since March 4, 2022, the largest power plant in Europe has been targeted by attacks and disconnected from the power grid several times. According to Kiev, Russia has placed troops and weapons inside the plant.
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