Russians planning another provocation at ZNPP under guise of false pretexts

April 16,2024 210
Russians planning another provocation at ZNPP under guise of false pretexts

The Russians are preparing to carry out another provocation under false pretenses at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported, citing intelligence data.

“In recent weeks, Russia has attempted several times to shift responsibility to Ukraine for using drones to attack Zaporizhzhia NPP facilities. These are deliberate Russian actions that continue the Russian practice of blackmailing our state and the entire international community with the risk of a disaster at Zaporizhzhia NPP,” the statement said.

True security at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant can only be achieved by returning control of the facility to Ukraine. As long as Russian forces occupy the plant, stationing their military equipment and conducting operations there, the safety of the plant remains compromised. “Ukraine has always taken and continues to take the security of nuclear facilities seriously,” emphasized the General Staff.

Russia is the only terrorist in the world holding a nuclear power plant hostage and using it to blackmail Ukraine and the world. “No one else, except Russian terrorists, has brought the world so close to the brink of a deliberate radiation disaster,” the statement said.

Serhii Kyslytsia, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said on April 16 at a meeting of the UN Security Council that Russia is trying to accuse Ukraine of attacks on the Zaporizhzhia NPP to remove the issue of station liberation from the agenda.

The only root cause of all nuclear safety risks is Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified aggressive war against Ukraine,” emphasized Kyslytsia.

During the meeting, delegates from the European Union, the United States, and Ukraine attributed the incidents at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to Russia, which has taken control of the facility.

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