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Ukraine's intelligence comments on Russia's intention to 'blow up Zaporizhzhia NPP'

Ukraine's intelligence comments on Russia's intention to 'blow up Zaporizhzhia NPP' Representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Yusov (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Against the backdrop of late summer and the approaching Ukrainian holidays, Russia is resorting to increasing informational and psychological operations (IPSO), as a representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Yusov says to Ukrainian TV.

"We can initially talk about information hygiene. If we were to comment on everything that is written in Russian anonymous Telegram channels, we would never have enough time. It's not worth it," said Yusov.

As he noted, the number of IPSOs is currently increasing, as the enemy needs to react to the frontline situation, mostly unfavorable to them.

"Unfortunately, the Zaporizhzhia plant remains under the control of the occupiers. But there is no need in talking about a change in the situation and conditions. Ukrainian Defense Forces are working, monitoring the situation, and doing everything possible to prevent any provocations. But there is no need in talking about something changing right now," Yusov noted.


At the end of June, the Ukrainian intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov stated that the enemy had additionally mined the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. In particular, they placed an explosive device on the cooling systems of the power units. Later, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed this information, noting that Russians could resort to a terrorist act at the station with a radiation release.

According to the Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, Oleh Korikov, IAEA experts recorded explosions in the area of the occupied plant on July 26 and 27. They also found mines directly on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Today, a number of media outlets and Telegram channels spread information that the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin allegedly ordered to blow up the station "in the period between late August and early September."