Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-appointed representative of the "administration" of the Zaporozhye region, said that FSB officers detained Ukrainians in the region who were allegedly suspected of preparing an attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
“The FSB detained Ukrainian saboteurs who were supposed to carry out laser guidance of missiles at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The terrorists were trained in Germany by British instructors,” Rogov wrote.
He posted a video showing an FSB officer interrogating one of the detainees. The man reports that his military rank and position is a reconnaissance diver sergeant. The purpose of his presence "on the territory of Russia," he called the adjustment and guidance of strikes on the Zaporizhzhya NPP.
In early July, the Armed Forces of Ukraine warned that Russia might be preparing a provocation on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, as foreign objects similar to explosive devices were placed on the roof of the third and fourth power units of the nuclear power plant.
On the same day, messages began to appear on Russian Telegram channels that Ukraine was allegedly going to organize an “attack on the ZNPP”. As an argument, the NATO summit in Vilnius on July 11 is cited, at which it is necessary to “present the result” of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian side also repeatedly accused the Russian Federation of preparing a provocation - on June 22, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about receiving information from Ukrainian intelligence and the SBU that Russia had prepared everything for a possible terrorist attack with a release of radiation at the ZNPP. Nuclear physicist Andrey Ozharovsky told The Insider about the consequences of a possible terrorist attack at the ZNPP.