Russia and Ukraine Accuse Each Other of Sabotage at Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

PeopleOther ♦ Published: July 5, 2023; 16:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

Kyiv and Moscow have voiced accusations against each other regarding possible acts of sabotage at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. The Kremlin described the situation as tense, while Ukraine again accused Russia of planting explosive devices at the nuclear plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency also continues to express concern.

Moscow and Kiev accuse each other of an imminent attack on Europe's largest nuclear power plant. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons /Ralf1969, CC BY-SA 3.0

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned of the danger of sabotage on the part of the Kyiv government, which could have catastrophic consequences. However, no concrete evidence was provided to support this claim. It remains unclear why Ukraine would damage a nuclear power plant on its soil.

On the other hand, Ukraine had previously accused Russia of planting explosive devices at…