President Volodymyr Zelensky described the situation that Russia can use to stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive. According to him, there is a serious threat because the occupiers are already..
President Volodymyr Zelensky described the situation that Russia can use to stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive. According to him, there is a serious threat because the occupiers are already technically ready for such a scenario.
Yes, according to the President of Ukraine, such a situation could be a possible incident at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
“There is a serious threat, because Russia is technically ready to trigger a local explosion at the station, which could lead to an emission. We discuss all this with our partners, so that everyone understands why Russia is doing this, because we need to find a logic. In addition to the fact that they are terrorists, there is also logic in these actions,” Zelensky said.
According to him, such actions are aimed at showing that this war is dangerous for the world. “To provoke it in such a way that it was not done by them. For the sake of information space, so that people are afraid of it, so that then partners who are skeptics begin to politically stop Ukraine, stop our counteroffensive actions,” Zelenskyy said.
According to him, that is why “we talked so much with our partners about the fact that the station should come under the full control of the Ukrainian authorities.”
“It is also important that at the time of the transfer of control of the station from Russia to Ukraine, everything was checked. Because there may be remote demining. To later say: “When everything was under the control of the occupier, everything was fine, and now, please, there is release”. An important point,” Zelensky noted.
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the NSDC, said on Radio Svoboda that in the civilized world, Russia's alleged terrorist attack on the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant will be regarded as “the use of nuclear weapons against the civilian population.”
“The very fact, if these terrorists carry out such a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility, will be considered by all civilized countries that this is the use of nuclear weapons against the civilian population. Therefore, we will very carefully observe, if God forbid it happens, what will be the world's reaction to these events,” he said.
Danilov added that the world's reaction to the explosion of the Kakhovska HPP “did not correspond to the terrorist attack that Ukraine suffered.” According to him, Ukraine is currently doing “everything possible and impossible” to prevent this terrorist attack from happening, but the nuclear plant is now “in the hands of terrorists”.
The secretary of the NSDC suggested that some of the Western partners are now explaining to Russia that this should not be done, because the consequences will be “absolutely catastrophic for the Russian Federation.” Commenting on the likelihood of a terrorist attack by Russians at the ZNPP, he noted that it is difficult to say now, because “these people are not predictable, they act outside the boundaries of any norms and rules of the world community.”