Zaporizhzhia NPP (Photo: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the Russians are planning a large-scale provocation in the near future Zaporizhzhia NPPafter which the occupiers will announce the leakage of radioactive substances.
In the press service of GUR reportedwhat «in the coming hours” the Russian occupiers are preparing a large-scale provocation by simulating an accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
“For this, a strike will be carried out directly on the territory of the ZNPP. After that, an emergency leak of radioactive substances will be announced. Ukraine will traditionally be blamed for the incident,” the intelligence agency warns.
In order to hide their actions as much as possible, the occupiers disrupted the rotation of the personnel of the permanent monitoring mission of the IAEA scheduled for today, the intelligence added.
“The purpose of this action is to provoke the international community to conduct a detailed investigation during which all hostilities will be stopped. In this way, the Rashists hope to get the long-awaited pause, which will be used to regroup the occupation contingent and stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive,” the message reads.
The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporizhzhia NPPwas captured by the Russian occupiers after the battles in Energodar on March 4, 2022.
The buildings of the ZNPP were damaged by Russian shelling in several places, and the station’s employees were captured. The Russians placed military equipment, ammunition and their occupants at the station.