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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Planning to Target Nuclear Power Plants
Russia Thwarts Sabotage Operation
Russia has again accused Kiev of planning to target sites inside the country. On Thursday, Russia’s Federal Security Service announced that it had thwarted a sabotage operation orchestrated by the Ukrainian intelligence services, in order to target two nuclear power plants on May 9 (Victory Day).
The FSB liaison office said it had arrested two members of the group who were preparing to sabotage the nuclear power plant, and two of their associates.
Ukraine’s Alleged Sabotage Operations
He also pointed in a statement that these sabotage operations “were planned by the Ukrainian secret services, on the eve of the celebration of the 78th anniversary of the Victory,” as reported by the TASS news agency.
More than 30 errors
Furthermore, he added, “the terrorist group tried to sabotage more than 30 high-pressure power lines in Leningrad and Kalinin.”
According to Russian security, this plan was aimed at shutting down nuclear reactors, disrupting the normal operation of the nuclear power plant, and causing damage to the Russian economy and the country’s reputation in this field.
Recurrent Accusations Against Ukraine
Interestingly, Moscow has repeatedly accused Kiev of carrying out or attempting attacks inside Russian territory, which the former has repeatedly denied.
The latest of these allegations was the attack on the Belgorod border region, and before that the attempt to target the presidential residence in the Kremlin. At the time, Russia accused Ukraine of attempting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin by targeting his headquarters with two drones.
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