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Russia and Ukraine step up rhetoric around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

President Zelenskyy claims Russia has plans to simulate an attack on Europe's largest nuclear power plant

Russian and Ukrainian officials have escalated the rhetoric surrounding the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

The plant has been under Russian control since the early days of the full-scale invasion in 2022. All six reactors have since been shut down.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are now warning of a "possible provocation in the near future" saying "items similar to explosive devices were placed on the external roof of the third and fourth power units of ZNPP."

A few days earlier, Ukraine’s military intelligence directorate claimed that Moscow had approved a plan to blow up the station and has mined four out of six power units, as well as the cooling pond. 

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Posted on 05 Jul 2023 17:42 link