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    Ukraine and Russia Trade Accusations of Imminent Attack on Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant

    Ukraine and Russia Trade Accusations of Imminent Attack on Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant

    KYIV, — Ukraine and Russia accused each other Wednesday of planning to attack one of the world's largest nuclear plants, which is located in southeastern Ukraine and occupied by Russian troops, but neither side provided evidence to support their claims.

    Citing intelligence reports, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian troops had placed “objects resembling explosives on the roof of several power units” of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The objects could be used to “simulate” an attack, he said, meaning a false flag attack.

    A statement from the General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces said the “foreign objects” were placed on the outer roof of the plant's third and fourth power units.

    “Their detonation should not damage power units but may create a picture of shelling from Ukraine,” the statement said.

    In Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov raised the specter of a potentially “catastrophic” provocation by the Ukrainian at the nuclear plant, which is 's largest but has its six reactors shut down.

    “The situation is quite tense. There is a great threat of sabotage by the Kyiv regime, which can be catastrophic in its consequences,” Peskov said in response to a reporter's question. He also claimed that Kremlin is taking “all measures” to counter the alleged Ukrainian threat.

    His comments came after Renat Karchaa, an advisor to Russian state…

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