Any intentional damage that could lead to a potential radiation leak at the Zaporozhye NPP would be a violation of Article 5 of the NATO Charter. Tobias Ellwood, MP, head of the British House of Commons Defense Committee, wrote about this on Twitter. So he commented on the publication that Russia plans to attack the ZNPP under a false flag.
Member of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Adam Kinzinger supported the statement of the British MP. “Indeed, this is not even up for discussion. Any radiation leak will kill people in NATO countries. This automatically triggers Article 5,” Kinzinger wrote.
According to Article 5 of the charter, in the event of an armed attack on any of the NATO states, all other members of the Alliance will consider this act an attack on them all.
In the comments, Ellwood was answered by the Russian Embassy in the UK. In response, it is reported that Ukraine is preparing a provocation at the ZNPP, in order to then blame the Russian Federation for damaging the station.
“The Russian troops do not have heavy weapons either on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant or in the surrounding areas. There are only security units. The Armed Forces are taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the ZNPP," the agency wrote.
Earlier, The Insider obtained a video showing Russian military trucks entering the territory of the nuclear power plant and unloading some kind of cargo. The truck convoy arrived on 2 August. According to sources of the publication, we can talk about mining the area around the nuclear power plant. They also noted that about 500 Russian soldiers and military equipment, including armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft installations and equipment for radiochemical reconnaissance, are at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The authenticity of the video was confirmed by CNN on August 20.