Special operation, August 26: Kiev fires at the Zaporozhye NPP again

The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar. Archive photo

Amid the expectations of the international mission Kiev once again fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, located near the Enerhodar.

On Friday, the Russian military has destroyed five Ukrainian warehouses with ammunition and weapons in DND, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts, as well as the storage of fuel in the Nikolaev area, said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

The RAID

The Russian armed forces concentrated fire on Ukrainian positions destroyed in the NPT more than 50 soldiers and officers of the enemy, reported to journalists on Friday, the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation.

Russian air defense intercepted six Ukrainian drones, ballistic missile “Tochka-U” in the area of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, and six rocket systems of volley fire HIMARS and “Alder” in the areas of the settlements of Donetsk, Kharkiv region Raisins, and novotroits’ke Beryslav, Kherson oblast.

The armed forces of the Russian Federation in the course of counter-suppressed three Ukrainian platoon jet systems of volley fire “Grad” and two platoons of D-30 howitzers in the DNI and two platoon guns “Hyacinth-B” in the Nikolaev area. The Russian military has destroyed five Ukrainian warehouses with ammunition and weapons in DND, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts, as well as the storage of fuel in the Mykolaiv region, said on Friday the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation. Russian troops also destroyed the radar guidance Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) s-300 in the region of Barvenkovo Kharkiv region.

The situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

On Friday, the Ukrainian forces once again fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant twice a day, retaliation destroyed the American howitzer M777, reported the Ministry of defense of Russia.

According to the defense Ministry, the Ukrainian artillery positions, which were shelling the territory of the NPP, have been identified West of the settlement of marhanets, Dnipropetrovsk region.

Ukrainian troops are purposefully trying to get into dry storage of nuclear waste at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant on Friday suffered ten strokes in the warehouse district, the damage yet, said a member of the General Board of administration of the region Vladimir Rogov. In the next few days at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is expected the mission of the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA). The Agency itself will announce the dates of its experts at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, said Friday at a briefing the official representative of the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said that his trip to Zaporizhia nuclear power plant requires collaboration of Ukraine and Russia. He also added that the IAEA had considered the risks of nuclear accidents at nuclear power plants, but did not expect that the major NPP will be in the center of a large-scale confrontation with the use of conventional weapons.

Against this background, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Kiev is doing everything to disrupt the visit of the IAEA at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, but these calculations are not justified. The Russian Ministry also noticed that the UN Secretariat is unprincipled position in light of the Ukrainian shelling of Zaporizhzhya NPP, deliberately distorting the situation, as in the statements of the official representative of the UN Secretary General did not hear a word about the source of the threats is Kiev elite and affiliated armed groups.

The shelling of the Zaporizhzhya NPP Ukrainian military closer to possible impacts on the decision-making centers in Kiev and Ukraine by the Russian armed forces, said RIA Novosti member of the state Duma Committee for security and anti-corruption Adalbi Shhagoshev.

Medvedev about the RAID

Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev gave an interview to French journalist Darius Rosano the TV channel LCI and made a number of statements about the Russian operation in the Ukraine.

In particular, Medvedev said that the special operation is at most gentle and moderate option, and if the situation was different, the campaign would have ended much faster and with other Kiev consequences. He also answered the question about the prospects of accession of the Republic of Donbass to Russia, stating that first there must pass a referendum, and then you can look at their results. Medvedev called the four foundations of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons, noting that one of them are the actions that threatens the existence of the state, and while they are not observed.

He stressed that Russia’s response will be consistent with the size of the threats made against the country, now the operation is protective, and multiple launch rocket system HIMARS until the present significant threats to Russia, but if the rocket will fly to 300-400 km, it will become a threat to Russia itself.

Medvedev also called “idle fancies” allegations that Russia allegedly sought to kill Vladimir Zelensky. Commenting on the willingness to speak to Zelensky, Medvedev noted that this will depend on the development of events, and reminded that Russia was ready to talk to him, but the Ukrainian leadership has itself refused to negotiate.

Deputy Chairman of the Russian security Council also stressed that the refusal of Ukraine’s plans to join NATO, a necessary but insufficient condition for achieving peace, it is necessary to develop security guarantees to Russia, about which spoke the President of the country Vladimir Putin.

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