There are moments of tension around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. It is that both the Ukrainian nation and Russia accused each other of plot an attack on the factorywhich is in the hands of the Moscow forces.
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday that Russia was planning “dangerous provocations» around the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
Along these lines, a statement from the Ukrainian armed forces cited “operational data” according to which on Tuesday they had placed “explosive devices” on the roof of the third and fourth reactors of the plant. It is possible that an attack could take placeIn the near future”.
“If detonated, they would not damage the reactors but would create an image of bombing from the Ukrainian side.”, the statement said on Telegram. The Ukrainian army is “prepared to act in any circumstances.”
“I warned Emmanuel Macron that the occupation troops are preparing dangerous provocations at the Zaporizhzhia plant”, Zelensky said in a statement after a phone call with his French counterpart. “We agreed to keep the situation under maximum control together with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency),” he added.
In his evening speech, Zelensky said that Russia had “installed explosive-like objects” at the plant, according to Ukrainian intelligence services.
“Maybe to simulate the attack on the plant. Maybe they have another scenario. But in any case, the world sees it, ”launched the Ukrainian leader. “Radiation is a threat to everyone in the world.”
Alert for a nuclear attack on the Zaporizhzhia plant: what the Ukrainian Army says
Fears about the security risks of the nuclear plant have persisted during the Russian invasion. Recently, the Ukrainian army warned about the “possible preparation of a provocation on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia power plant in the near future.”
It claimed that “external objects similar to explosive devices” had been placed on the outer roof of the third and fourth reactors” of the plant.
“Its detonation should not damage power units, but it could create an image of shelling from the Ukrainian side”the authorities said, alleging that Moscow would “misinform about it.”
Alert for a nuclear attack on the Zaporizhzhia power plant: the explanation in the Russian media
In Moscow, an adviser to Russia’s Rosatom nuclear agency, Renat Karchaa, accused kyiv of planning an attack on the plant.
“Today we have received information that I am authorized to announce… On July 5, literally at night, in the dark, the Ukrainian army will try to attack the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant”, Karchaa told Russian state television.
He claimed that Ukraine planned to use “high-precision, long-range weapons”, as well as drones. “Protection measures are being taken,” he claimed in an interview collected by the Interfax agency.
With information from AFP, Reuters and EuropaPress