Posted: 21.07.2022 13:08:00

Russia says Ukraine is trying to provoke nuclear catastrophe in Europe

On July 20th, an attack by Ukrainian drones on the territory of a nuclear power plant in Energodar (the largest in Europe) was reported in the Zaporozhye Region. It was later informed that a reactor cooling system had been targeted at. Such actions by Kiev are an attempt to provoke a nuclear catastrophe – as noted by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports


Ms. Zakharova said that attacks on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant ‘confirm the focus of the Ukrainian authorities on creating prerequisites for a nuclear catastrophe not only on their territory, but also throughout Europe’. She added that responsibility for possible consequences will fall not only on Ukraine, but also on the countries that are rendering support to Kiev. Ms. Zakharova expressed confidence that ‘those responsible for this and other crimes should be identified and properly punished’.

It is also reported that Moscow appealed to International Atomic Energy Agency because of Ukraine’s attacks at the Zaporozhye plant.

Earlier, the Zaporozhye Regional State Administration informed that three kamikaze drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had attacked. No damage had been caused to the nuclear facility, the radiation background is also normal.