Theodoros Benakis

Do Russians consider a terrorist attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant?

Office of the President of Ukraine

Since 2022, the largest nuclear plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, has been occupied by Russian forces. The international community has raised concerns about how Russia’s military keeps the six-reactor complex. However, it seems that this time the risk of a radiation leakage may not be an accident but a result of a terrorist action.

According to the Ukrainian security services, Russia is considering a scenario of a terrorist attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that will result in radiation leakage.

In an alarming video message this morning, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, warned today about the risk of a humanitarian catastrophe with uncalculable damages.

Russians “have prepared everything for this,” said Zelenskyy. “Unfortunately, I have repeatedly had to remind you that radiation has no state borders, and who it will hit is determined only by the wind direction”.

President Zelenskyy said Ukraine “shared all available information with our partners – everyone in the world. All the evidence. Europe, America, China, Brazil, India, the Arab world, Africa – all countries, absolutely everyone should know this. International organizations. Everyone”.

Ukraine’s President underlined this time, the damage will not be like with the Kakhovka dam but will have global impacts.

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