With US/NATO arms, direction and encouragement, Ukrainian Nazis launched numerous strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant near the city of Enerhodar.
Protected by Russian air defense systems, they’ve been mostly, but not entirely, foiled.
The facility is Europe’s largest NPP, one of the world’s 10 largest.
If strikes by Ukrainian missiles, rockets and/or artillery shells release large amounts of deadly radiation, millions of central European residents will be threatened, a widespread area will be contaminated and too unsafe to be in or near.
The Biden regime and Ukrainian Nazis likely have this aim in mind with intent to falsely blame Russia — for what its forces are going all-out to prevent.
On Sunday, Russia’s US embassy issued the following statement, saying:
“We paid attention to the disinformation campaign unfolding in the US media in order to attribute responsibility for the situation with the Zaporozhye NPP to our country.”
“It is indiscriminately claimed that the Russian military launched artillery strikes on the territory of the nuclear power plant.”
“We note that this is not the first provocation by Kiev at radiation-hazardous sites.”
“The shelling of the Zaporozhye NPP by Ukrainian armed formations is deliberate.”
“In order to discredit Russia, the (Kiev regime) do(es) not shun anything, creating a real threat to the nuclear security not only of Ukraine, but of Europe as well.”
According to Russia’s Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response, August 5 artillery fire by Ukrainian Nazis struck the NPP — damaging high voltage power lines and a water pipeline.
“(T)hanks to the effective and timely actions of the Russian military in covering the nuclear power facility, its critical infrastructure was not affected,” its US embassy explained.
According to the city of Energodar where the NPP is located, Ukrainian Nazis shelled the facility three times on August 5.
Failing to lay blame where it belongs in deference to his US master — and support for Nazi-infested Ukraine — imperial tool/UN secretary general Guterres issued the following statement on Sunday:
“We fully support the IAEA in all their efforts in relation to creating conditions for stabilization of that plant (sic).”
“Any attack on a nuclear power plant is a suicidal thing, and I hope that those attacks will end (sic).”
“(A)t the same time, I hope that the IAEA will be able to have access to the plant (sic).”
Separately on Sunday, military-civilian administration head of the largely liberated Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, said the following:
“The IAEA leadership is fully aware that the Kiev-backed neo-Nazis are creating real risks of a nuclear disaster for the whole world, but they take no practical measures to stop the Kiev government’s criminal behavior.”
On Sunday as well, Energodar’s press service said Ukrainian rockets and shells struck close to the NPP’s spent nuclear fuel storage area and its operational reactor building, Balitsky adding:
Ukrainian Nazis “used a 220-mm Uragan MLRS cluster round to attack the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP.”
“If a man-made disaster occurs, (Ukrainian) cities of Nikopol, Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog and the majority of Ukraine’s western regions will find themselves within the zone of radioactive pollution, that will spread onwards” toward other parts of Europe.
On August 6, imperial tool IAEA head, Mariano Grossi, failed to blame Ukrainian Nazis for shelling the Zaporozhye NPP, instead saying:
“I strongly and urgently appeal to all parties to exercise the utmost restraint in the vicinity of this important nuclear facility, with its six reactors (sic).”
So far, there’s been no damage to the NPP’s reactors, no radiological release.
Yet attacks by Ukrainian Nazis damaged the facility.
If their strikes continue unchecked, the risk of a potentially catastrophic incident is ominously high.
Zaporozhye is much larger than mothballed Chernobyl.
The latter NPP produced about 10% of Ukraine’s electricity — Zaporozhye over 20%.
If one or more of its six nuclear reactors and/or spent fuel storage areas are breached, permitting large-scale release of radiation, large parts of Ukraine and central Europe will be imperiled.
On Saturday, Russia’s National Defense Management Center director, Mikhail Mizintsev, issued the following warning:
Repeated “shelling of the Zaporozhye NPP by Ukrainian (Nazis) are intentional and regular.”
What continues “poses a real threat to nuclear security not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe.”
A major incident “at the Zaporozhye NPP will trigger a global man-made disaster, which will significantly exceed the consequences of accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima NPPs by the scale of radioactive contamination.”
“The radiation contamination zone (over 5,300 square km wide, about 420 km long) will affect the populations of the Kiev, Zaporozhye, Kharkov, Poltava, Kherson, Odessa, Nikolayev, Kirovograd, Vinnitsa regions, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, the border areas of Russia and Belarus, as well as of Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania.”
In March, Russian forces took control of the Zaporozhye NPP to protect it from attacks or related sabotage.
Operating at around 70% of capacity because of an oversupply of electricity in the largely liberated Zaporozhye Region, Ukrainian staff run the facility.
A Final Comment
Last week, interventionist Blinken defied reality by falsely accusing Russia of using the NPP as the “equivalent of a human shield (for its forces), “knowing that (Kiev) can’t and won’t shoot back” — one of his many bald-faced Big Lies.
Reciting pre-scripted lines by his US master on Sunday, puppet Zelensky hyperventilated as follows, saying:
“Russian nuclear terror (sic) requires a stronger response from the international community (sic).”
He urged Western regimes to impose “sanctions on Russia(’s) nuclear industry and nuclear fuel.”
Along with its higher power in Washington, the US-installed Kiev regime bears full responsibility for trying to irradiate large parts of central Europe.
They’re also responsible for terrorizing Donbass residential areas by cross-border shelling — since April 2014.
And for transforming democratic Ukraine into a Nazified police state, abolishing fundamental freedoms as mandated under international law.