Deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that the EU countries need to be prepared for "accidents" at local nuclear power plants. This statement came against the backdrop of mutual accusations between Russia and Ukraine in the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
“Kyiv scumbags and their Western patrons seem ready to arrange a new Chernobyl. Rockets and shells are falling closer and closer to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant reactor and to the storage facilities for radioactive isotopes. <...> What can I say... We should not forget that there are nuclear power plants in the European Union as well. And accidents are also possible there,” Medvedev wrote.
On August 11, the Ukrainian “Energoatom” accused Russia of shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, and Vladimir Rogov, a member of the pro-Russian “administration” of the Zaporozhye region, in turn, said that Ukraine had carried out the shelling.
On August 5, Russia fired at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant several times with multiple rocket launchers. At the same time, the pro-Russian "authorities" of Energodar also accused Ukraine of shelling. The Ukrainian "Energoatom" reported that after the strikes, emergency protection worked, and called what was happening "nuclear terrorism by Russia."
The Insider's sources at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant have previously reported suspicious activity by Russian soldiers on the station's territory. At the disposal of the publication there is a video in which Russian military trucks drive into the territory of the nuclear power plant and unload some kind of cargo.