VALENTYNA ROMANENKO — THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2022, 12:19
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine believes it possible that Russian occupation forces might detonate explosives at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in order to permanently disable it and accuse Ukraine of the resulting man-made disaster.
Source: Brigadier General Oleksii Hromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directive of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during his briefing on 27 October
Quote from Hromov: "Given the lack of humanity and observance of international conventions by the so-called ‘world’s second army’, as well as the pathological lying by all Kremlin politicians and propagandists, the enemy may make ‘difficult decisions’.
It is highly likely that during the retreat, the enemy, in addition to mass evacuation, may resort to a series of terrorist attacks involving blowing up residential areas, turning the temporarily occupied territory into scorched earth and causing critical damage to the infrastructure of Ukraine’s retaken territories.
Taking into account the Russian Federation’s latest fake news about a so-called ‘dirty bomb’, it also cannot be ruled out that the occupiers may organise explosions at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant with the aim of finally putting it out of action and provoking a local man-made disaster, with Ukraine being accused of doing this.
The consequences of such a disaster at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, even predicted by the Russian military during the meeting with the attaché, were taking into account the direction of the wind and, accordingly, the spread of threats – in the western direction.
Which also indicates that the occupiers are preparing another crime against humanity."
Details: Answering journalists' questions, Hromov noted that while some of the Russian forces have withdrawn from the ZNPP, new units have been deployed there. He explained that there are no indications that the Russians are planning to leave the power plant.
Previously: Russian propagandists have begun to spread the message that "specialists of the Ukrainian enterprise Pivdenmash have prepared a dummy rocket, which is planned to be filled with radioactive material and then allegedly brought down over the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant."
- Earlier, Russian propagandists have been spreading rumours that Ukraine is preparing to blow up the so-called "dirty bomb" in order to then accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction and turn the whole world against Moscow.
- Since 23 October, Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, has been telling his colleagues from other countries that Ukraine is allegedly preparing a false flag operation involving a "dirty bomb". Shoigu and the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, are telling their colleagues in the West and in Asia about the "provocation" allegedly planned by Ukraine.
- The USA, Britain and France rejected the Russian Federation's accusations that Ukraine is preparing to detonate a "dirty bomb" as false.
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, suggested that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) send a mission to Ukraine to refute Moscow's fabrications about Ukraine’s alleged preparations to detonate a "dirty bomb".