Russians threaten to blow up mined Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Energoatom

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ROMAN PETRENKOMONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2022, 11:49

According to Energoatom, the Russians are blackmailing the whole world, claiming they are mining the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and ready to blow it up.

Source: Energoatom

Details: Energoatom claims that the head of the radiation, chemical and biological protection troops of the Russian armed forces, Major General Valerii Vasyliev, who now commands the  garrison at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, told his soldiers that "there will be either Russian land or a scorched desert here".

Quote from Vasyliev: "As you know, we have mined all the important facilities of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. And we’re not hiding it from the enemy. We warned them. The enemy knows that the station will be either Russian or no-one’s. We are prepared for the consequences of this step. And you, the liberating soldiers, must understand that we have no other choice. And if the toughest order comes – we must fulfil it with honour!"

Details: According to Energoatom, Ukrainian intelligence has information about the mining of the ZNPP reactors by Russian troops.

Background: On the evening of 6 August, Russian invaders fired rockets at Energodar and hit the ZNPP site directly next to the station's dry spent nuclear fuel storage facility.

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