- At least one person was killed and three were hurt in Russia's nighttime air raid on Kyiv, where defense systems shot down at least 20 drones heading toward the capital
- Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that a 41-year-old man died when drone parts hit a gas station in the Solomyanskyi area of the city.
Ukraine’s military intelligence says that Russia is planning a “large-scale provocation” at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia that it controls. Kyiv said that the Kremlin was trying to stop Ukraine’s counteroffensive and that Russian forces would attack the biggest nuclear power station in Europe, which is in the southeast of Ukraine.
This comes two days after a top friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin said the war in Ukraine could last for decades.
Kyiv’s military intelligence said in a statement that Russia will attack the unit and then report a radioactive leak to stop the fighting and give the Kremlin fighters time to recover.
Ukraine said that Russia “disrupted the rotation of personnel of the permanent monitoring mission” of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations, which was supposed to happen on Saturday. Even though Kyiv hasn’t shown a single piece of proof to back up its claim.
The White House said that it was keeping a close eye on the ongoing battle and that there was no sign that radioactive material had been leaked. Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told the BBC that Moscow is getting ready for a counterattack by Kyiv’s forces that could start “tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or in a week.” He also said that Kyiv didn’t have the “right to make a mistake” and that Ukraine couldn’t “lose” this chance.
RADIOACTIVE LEAK IN ZAPORIZHZHIA NUCLEAR POWER STATION?
The Zaporizhzhia unit has six reactors that have been turned off for months. It is one of the 10 largest nuclear power plants in the world. To run important cooling systems or other safety measures, the unit needs a trained staff and enough power.
Fears of a disaster like the one in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in 1986 have been fueled by Russia’s alleged goal in Zaporizhzhia, along with frequent power outages and the possibility of a disaster in the partly occupied region.
In 1986, a reactor burst, killing people with radiation and making a large area unsafe. And for a very long time.
RUSSIA STRIKES KYIV, 1 DEAD
At least one person was killed and three were hurt in Russia’s nighttime air raid on Kyiv, where defense systems shot down at least 20 drones heading toward the capital, city officials said early Sunday.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that a 41-year-old man died when drone parts hit a gas station in the Solomyanskyi area of the city.
“More than 20 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) moving toward Kyiv have already been shot down by air defense forces,” Klitschko said on the Telegram message channel. “But there will soon be a new wave of drones in the city. Stay in the shelters.”