From Zaporozhye and Kherson

From Zaporozhye and Kherson

Terrorist plot foiled at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant – Russia

Officials have said a cache with explosives was uncovered at the Zaporozhye facility
Terrorist plot foiled at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant – Russia

A Ukrainian terrorist attack on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant has been thwarted, Russian officials have said, adding that the plot aimed to render the adjacent city of Energodar without heating during the winter.

“We have received information that our secret services have foiled a terrorist attack on the Zaporozye Nuclear Power Plant,” Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said on Wednesday.

Vladimir Rogov, a senior Zaporozhye regional official, told news agency RIA Novosti that the alleged plot had been orchestrated by the Ukrainian government.

He said that a cache with explosives had been discovered at the plant and that it had been placed there sometime after Russia’s military operation began in late February and before Moscow’s forces seized the facility in March.

A spokesperson for the Zaporozhye authorities told the outlet that Kiev wanted to destroy the pipeline that delivers heat to Energodar, a city of 52,000 people located just outside the plant, and “leave the population without heating during the winter.” 

According to the spokesperson, the Seсurity Service of Ukraine (SBU) had planned to recruit an employee of the facility and instruct that individual to detonate the bomb.

The plant was captured by Russian troops after Moscow launched its military operation in the neighboring country in late February. Zaporozhye Region eventually left Ukraine and joined Russia after holding a referendum in September.

Moscow and Kiev have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the plant. Patrushev said that Ukrainian troops have been using Western-supplied weapons to target the facility, risking “a global disaster.”

He added that the attacks continued after a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the plant in late August.

“Unfortunately, the visit of an IAEA delegation to the plant did not lead to the cessation of attacks on the plant or to the condemnation of Kiev by the international community,” he said.

Russia also accused Ukraine of planning to detonate a so-called ‘dirty bomb’, a conventional munition with radioactive elements, in order to frame Moscow. Kiev, together with the US and other Western countries, have denied this claim.

This was reported last night as I retired

SIMFEROPOL, November 3- RIA Novosti. The situation on the front line in the Kherson region is now not critical, Russian troops are successfully repelling attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to break through the defense, said Deputy head of the regional administration Kirill Stremousov on the air of the Solovyov Live TV channel.

He clarified that there is no mass accumulation of Ukrainian units on the front line right now.

“They don’t know what to do, because the defense line is so powerful that they don’t know which side to approach from,” Stremousov said.

I do not know if Zero Hedge is behind in its reporting.

I suspect so.

Russia Preparing To Move 70,000 Civilians From Kherson Region

Russia is preparing to order a “compulsory” transfer of tens of thousands of residents in the Kherson region as the fight for the south heats up. This could involve as many as 70,000 civilians in what would mark a large-scale Russian withdrawal from the occupied Ukrainian city. 

Citing Russian officials, The Wall Street Journal reports that “starting Sunday they would begin relocating residents from the Kakhovsky district on the east bank of the Dnipro River due to what they claim is the possibility of a Ukrainian attack on a strategic dam nearby.” Already evacuations have been ongoing for weeks from the city as fighting and heavy shelling encroach. 

Illustrative: Ukrainians fleeing war, via CNN

And the pro-Russian governor of Kherson Volodymyr Saldo confirmed preparations for a mandated evacuation ahead of advancing Ukrainian forces, which a Russian decree said will be “in a compulsory manner.” Russian officials say this is necessary because Ukraine forces are plotting a “massive missile strike on the Kakhovka hydroelectric station” to flood Kherson.

Ukraine has denied these plans of course, and has in turn accused the Russian side of essentially using the large civilian transfer as one big “human shield”:

“They want to create the impression that this is a civilian evacuation. Surrounded by civilians they understand that they have a degree of safety,” said a spokeswoman for the southern command of Ukraine’s armed forces.

They say Russian military vehicles are intentionally mixing with civilian convoys as they exit the region.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian media sources are touting that the national armed forces have conducted at least 100 firing missions on Wednesday, conducted by artillery and missile units.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine struck an extremely successful blow on the occupiers in Kherson, hitting the air defense systems at Spartak stadium, which were used to attack Mykolaiv,” a statement from an official with Ukraine’s Kherson Regional Council said on Facebook. 

Maxar Technologies/Reuters: Satellite image of Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River near Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine.

A report this week in the Associated Press said that many among the recently mobilized Russian recruits have been sent to Kherson front lines, despite official denials from the Kremlin.

From the Eurasian Tsargrad TV


The hidden purpose of evacuation in Kherson became clear. It’s not just about saving civilians, says Konstantin Sivkov. The military expert also predicted further developments in this key area.

The situation in Kherson and the surrounding area is still acute. In this regard, the local administration was forced to expand the evacuation zone, said the economic observer of “First Russian” Yuri Pronko on the air of the program “Tsargrad. The main thing.”

Now people will be taken out not only from the city itself, but also from the suburbs to the left of the Dnieper. Military expert Konstantin Sivkov spoke about the evacuation live.

In his opinion, the measure is quite logical and necessary. This is a standard step to ensure the creation of a strike group of troops and launch a full-scale offensive.

The source of “First Russian” explained the removal of civilians by two natural reasons. The first one is quite clear: it is important to minimize losses among the population. The second one is less obvious.

It is necessary to evacuate possible people who disguise themselves as civilians and can provide the enemy with information about our troops, ” the expert explained.

He concluded that the trends indicate the preparation of an offensive by Russian units in this direction. However, the attack will most likely begin no earlier than the end of November, since the ground needs to freeze.


Kherson and the region are actively preparing for one of the most important battles of the liberation special operation. Sources close to the situation speak bluntly – Kherson is waiting for hard times, but everything will end with our victory. What is known about the situation so far.

“Untie the hands of the military”

Volunteer, military blogger Alexei Zhivov told Tsargrad about the evacuation and preparation for war in the Kherson region. According to Zhivov, the risk of a dam failure in the Kherson region is small. Only if it is blown up by very large and powerful rockets or bombs.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine will definitely not be able to bomb the Kakhovskaya HPP. Every day, one way or another, Kakhovka reflects 1-2 Himars and Alder MLRS missiles. Our air defense systems have been modernized, and their efficiency has increased. This is a fact. They shot down missiles over my head. Therefore, I see that protection is growing. And note that if the right bank was evacuated with the words “the threat of flooding”, then the left bank is now forcibly evacuated with the words “to untie the hands of the military”. “, Zhivov shared.

According to the volunteer, there are no signs of the coming water apocalypse in the Kherson region. But he admits that he probably knows less than the commanders of the army. They could plan the upcoming serious events and are trying to free the region from people in advance. 

Zhivov noted that the rest of the regions are safe and sound. For example, in the Zaporizhia region, they are laying a highway to the Crimea, removing roadblocks, and the like. That is, the formation of a peaceful life is in full swing there. 

By the way, even more sensational details of what is happening now in Kherson can be found in our expanded material. 

And it’s official

The deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, explained the situation with the evacuation from the 15-kilometer zone on the left bank of the Kherson region.

In the Kherson region, an evacuation has been announced from a 15-kilometer zone on the left bank of the Kherson region. Kirill Stremousov, the deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, personally told Tsargrad about the situation in the region.

He noted that a number of media reports about the “forced eviction” of people from the 15-kilometer zone on the left bank of the Kherson region. Stremousov said that this was not true. There is a voluntary eviction of people from the danger zone.

Now, personally being in the villages that are located in the 15-kilometer zone of the left bank of the Kherson region, I saw how the line of defense already passes directly even through people’s plots, through their property,

– said Kirill Stremousov in an interview with Tsargrad.

He recalled that martial law was introduced in the Kherson region. Speaking objectively, hostilities are already underway in the region, Stremousov added. And those people who are in the line of fire today may suffer. Therefore, in order to avoid ridiculous deaths, in order to avoid a terrible situation, people will be asked to go further or deeper, or to the territory of other subjects of Russia.

Stremousov also added that no one would take away the housing that was left in the property of the evacuees. The Russian government also provides temporary housing and certificates for the purchase of new housing. In addition, payments in the amount of 100 thousand rubles are due as lifting for the first time.

But, I repeat, of course, people are dissatisfied, I will say even more, almost 90 percent of people do not just have the opportunity, they do not have the desire to leave their homes, their territory,

– admitted Kirill Stremousov in an interview with Tsargrad.

Mystery for the Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region encountered a surprise – probably, expecting a situation similar to the one in the Kharkiv region, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was taken aback when they met reinforced concrete defenses in the region. According to the deputy head of the regional administration Kirill Stremousov, the Ukrainian militants themselves are in no hurry to launch an offensive – the situation on the front line in the Kherson region is not critical now, there is no mass accumulation of Ukrainian militants on the front line right now. At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine periodically make weak attempts to probe or break through the line of defense, but all these attempts are beaten off by Russian soldiers.

Stremousov also added that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now facing a problem in the Kherson region.

“They don’t know what to do because the line of defense is so strong that they don’t know which side to come from,” he said.

Where is the flag?

In the meantime, information ran through the Web that the Russian tricolor had disappeared from the Kherson administration building. Guesses and versions were expressed cautiously.

As military commander Semyon Pegov noted, “whatever that means, the city is in for very hard times.”

“A tough battle. However, this time there is an understanding that we are at least prepared for it. And not only mentally,” he stressed.

At the same time, there was no talk of surrendering the city, despite the mysterious situation with the flag. However, in the end, Kirill Stremousov himself brought clarity in his comments to Tsargrad  – no one is going to hand over anything. And the flag was removed to replace the worn old one with a new and beautiful tricolor .

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