Russian Ministry of Defence "warns" about explosion at Kryvyi Rih thermoelectric power plant: DTEK refuted this fake

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Denys Karlovskyi Monday, 27 June 2022, 23:13

The Russian Ministry of Defence has published a fake, claiming that Ukrainians are preparing to blow up the Kryvyi Rih thermoelectric power plant (TPP) in order to blame the Russian aggressors.

Source: The Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing Russian Armed Force Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev; DTEK Energo (largest private investor in the energy industry in Ukraine - ed.)

Quote from Mikhail Mizintsev: "The Ukrainian Command deliberately placed its army units at the Kryvyi Rih thermoelectric power plant (in the town of Zelenodolsk)."

"It cannot be ruled out that if they fail to provoke the Russian armed forces to strike at the Kryvyi Rih TPP, Ukrainian nationalists may blow up the elements of the power plant and show the international community fake evidence of a strike carried out by Russian troops."

Details: The Russian  Ministry of Defence claims that Ukrainian Armed Forces want to cause a humanitarian and energy catastrophe on their territory in order to blame Russia.

Representatives of the energy company DTEK, which operates the TPP, stated that the Russians had been spreading fakes to justify an attack by the occupying forces on critical infrastructure near Zelenodolsk.

There are no weapons or armed people on the territory of the station. Only TPP employees are present at the premises of the plant to ensure its operation.

Background:

On 25 June, Russian troops fired artillery at residential areas in Zelenodolsk. A 60-year-old woman was injured in the attack.

In the afternoon of 27 June, the Russians launched missile strikes on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk, Poltava region, with more than 1,000 people inside. 13 people were killed and over 40 were injured, as of the evening news update.

On 27 June, the Russians shelled Kharkiv residential areas. These artillery attacks killed at least five people and injured over 20 others, according to the region’s Military Administration.

In the evening on 27 June, the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration reported that Russian troops had fired on crowds of people in Lysychansk who were waiting in line for water. At least eight people were killed, including two children, and over two dozen people were injured.