Russia rigs ZNPP reactor buildings with explosives – AFU

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Russia rigs ZNPP reactor buildings with explosives – AFU 4 July, 10:03 PM ZNPP in September, 2012 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Foreign objects “resembling explosive devices” have been placed on the outer roof of the third and fourth reactor buildings of the occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a Facebook post on July 4.

The message suggests that Russia is preparing to stage a provocation or a false flag operation at the facility in near future.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces believe that their detonation cannot damage the reactors themselves, but can be used to accuse Ukraine of shelling the power plant. The General Staff also noted that Russian media and Telegram channels are actively spreading disinformation about an “imminent” Ukrainian attack on ZNPP.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not violate the norms of international humanitarian law; (we) monitor and control the situation, and are ready to act under any conditions,” the statement said.

Ukrainian intelligence also reports that Russians have started spreading fake media reports media about a planned Ukrainian drone strike on the Zaporizhzhya NPP on the night of July 5.

Ukrainian Military Intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov commented to Channel 24 that "Russian propaganda's new injection regarding the situation at the Zaporizhzhya NPP is primitive and deceitful disinformation."

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Ukrainian officials, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, have repeatedly warned that Russia could stage an attack on the ZNPP to seize the initiative in the war, as in recent weeks Moscow’s troops remain locked in defending against Ukraine’s unfolding counteroffensive.

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ukrzxv on July 4th, 2023 at 22:02 UTC »

Map of winds for 2 days are telling that Crimea, Turkey, Greece, will share russian terroristish burden

punktfan on July 4th, 2023 at 21:30 UTC »

Great. I am currently in Bulgaria, down wind of ZNPP and way too close to sleep comfortably tonight.

pineapplesinmyhead_ on July 4th, 2023 at 21:10 UTC »

Zelensky's official Twitter account just posted this:

Now we have information from our intelligence that the Russian military has placed objects resembling explosives on the roof of several power units of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Perhaps to simulate an attack on the plant. Perhaps they have some other scenario. But in any case, the world sees – can't but see – that the only source of danger to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is Russia and no one else. Unfortunately, there was no timely and large-scale response to the terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. And this may incite the Kremlin to commit new evil. It is the responsibility of everyone in the world to stop it, no one can stand aside, as radiation affects everyone.