Ukraine’s Zelenskyy warns of possible Russian sabotage at nuclear plant

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned of possible Russian sabotage at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, where objects reminiscent of explosives have allegedly been placed.

Accusations of Danger: President Zelenskyy alleges that the Russian military placed potentially explosive devices at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
* Zelenskyy claimed the devices were placed on the roof of several power units, making him believe that Russia intends to sabotage the plant and blame Ukraine.
* Russia, conversely, alleges that Ukraine is planning military action against the power facility.

The Zaporizhzhia Plant: The nuclear plant, one of Europe’s largest, has six reactors, and Ukrainian officials indicate that the potential explosive devices lie on reactors number 3 and 4.
* This plant was seized by Russia in March last year during the full-scale invasion. Both countries have made unverifiable accusations of attacks on the plant.

Ukrainian Offensive: Ukraine is currently leading a major offensive in the east and south of the country, with one attack line situated about 50 miles east of the power plant.
* Russian troops occupying the power plant are threatened with being trapped if Ukrainian forces break through.
* The power plant has been shelled previously, and full-scale combat near or in the plant could risk a nuclear accident.

Insights from the International Atomic Energy Agency: IAEA’s chief, Rafael Grossi, recently visited the power plant, which remains under control of Russian troops but is operated by a skeleton crew of Ukrainian workers.
* Grossi expressed concerns over the plant’s safety situation, with reports of arrests and torture of workers by Russian troops, military vehicles and ammunition being parked near sensitive areas, and the area around the plant being mined.
* However, the IAEA chief confirmed that there is enough water supply for nuclear material cooling, following the destruction of a dam that was used for cooling purposes. Russia and Ukraine both blame the other for the dam’s destruction.

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