Zelensky: Russia prepares everything for terrorist attack at ZNPP with radiation leakage
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in his video address, Ukrinform reports.
“Russia uses the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as an element in its aggression. It occupies the plant. It uses it to cover the shelling of neighboring cities. It keeps weapons and troops there. Now our intelligence has received information that Russia is considering a scenario of a terrorist attack at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. A terrorist attack with radiation leakage. They have prepared everything for this,” said the Head of State based on the intelligence and the Security Service reports.
Zelensky noted that the ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, and everyone in the world – the IAEA, all countries, all leaders – knows exactly what is happening there.
He also stressed that radiation has no state borders, and only the wind direction will determine who will be affected.
“We share 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. Absolutely everyone. There should never be any terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants anywhere. This time it should not be like with Kakhovka – the world has been warned, so the world can and must act,” the President underscored.
Earlier, chief of Ukraine’s military intelligence Kyrylo Budanov stated that the Russians had mined the cooling system at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, and if it is disabled, big problems are highly likely to arise.