Ukraine intelligence has reportedly claimed that Russia is planning a ‘terrorist’ attack on Chernobyl.
The country’s Defence Intelligence took to Twitter on March 11 and alleged that the Russian President is working on ‘a manmade catastrophe’ at the nuclear site.
It tweeted: “Putin is preparing a terrorist attack on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
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“The Russian-controlled Chernobyl nuclear power plant plans to create a manmade catastrophe, for which the occupiers will try to shift responsibility to Ukraine.”
Ukraine’s official government is also taking to Facebook where regular updates are being posted.
According to the English translation, one of the statements reads: “According to the available information – Vladimir Putin ordered the preparation of a terrorist attack at the Chernobyl nuclear station. The creation of a technological catastrophe is planned at the controlled Russian forces of the CAEC, the responsibility for which the occupiers will try to translate to Ukraine.
“At the moment, the CAEC is completely disconnected from the monitoring systems of the International Atomic Energy Agency (MAGATE). The station has been disrupted. The resource of existing diesel generators is calculated for 48 hours of security systems to support.
“Okupanti refused to give access to the station Ukrainian repairman. Instead, there, according to the instruction of Alexander Lukashenko, ‘Belarusian specialists’ came in.”
Following Russia’s invasion, the Chernobyl site’s electricity was reportedly cut off. Ever since, there have been concerns about a radiation leak.
However, Reuters reports that the United Nations nuclear watchdog has stressed that so far, there has been ‘no critical impact on security’.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), there is ‘grave concern’ for the site.
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