Ukraine's Armed Forces say Russians may stage provocation at Zaporizhzhia NPP

Ukraine's Armed Forces say Russians may stage provocation at Zaporizhzhia NPP

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have warned that Russian invaders could prepare a provocation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

According to Ukrinform, the press service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced this on Facebook.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine officially report that a provocation could be prepared in the near future at the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which has been occupied by Russian terrorists since March 4, 2022," the report reads.

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According to operational data, on Tuesday, July 4, invaders placed foreign objects similar to explosive devices on the external roof of the station's third and fourth power units.

According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the detonation of such devices should not damage the power units, but may create a picture of them being shelling by Ukraine, and Russian media and Telegram channels are already spreading disinformation about this.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not violate the norms of international humanitarian law, monitor and control the situation and are ready to act under any conditions. Any enemy provocation won't work," the report said.

The Russians earlier started spreading disinformation on social media that Ukraine may attack the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant with drones on the night of July 4 to July 5.

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