MSM coverage of “imminent attack on nuclear plant”

MSM coverage of “imminent attack on nuclear plant”

July 4 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday accused each other of plotting to stage an attack on the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, long the subject of mutual recriminations and suspicions.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he told his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about Russian “dangerous provocations” at the plant in southeastern Ukraine.

Russian troops seized the station, Europe’s largest nuclear facility with six reactors, in the days following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Each side has since regularly accused the other of shelling around the plant and risking a major nuclear mishap.

Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the head of Rosenergoatom, which operates Russia’s nuclear network, said Ukraine planned to drop ammunition laced with nuclear waste transported from another of the country’s five nuclear stations on the plant.

“Under cover of darkness overnight on 5th July, the Ukrainian military will try to attack the Zaporizhzhia station using long-range precision equipment and kamikaze attack drones,” Russian news agencies quoted Karchaa as telling Russian television. He offered no evidence in support of his allegation.

Zelenskiy tweeted that he had told Macron in a telephone conversation that “the occupation troops are preparing dangerous provocations at the Zaporizhzhia (nuclear plant).”

He said he and Macron had “agreed keep the situation under maximum control together with the IAEA”, the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency.

A statement issued by the Ukrainian armed forces quoted “operational data” as saying that “explosive devices” had been placed on the roof of the station’s third and fourth reactors on Tuesday. An attack was possible “in the near future”.

“If detonated, they would not damage the reactors but would create an image of shelling from the Ukrainian side,” the statement on Telegram said. It said the Ukrainian army stood “ready to act under any circumstances”.

Zelenskiy and the Ukrainian military also provided no evidence for their assertions.

None of the reactors at the plant is producing electricity.

In his nightly video message, Zelenskiy said Russia was planning to “simulate an attack on the plant. Or they could have some other kind of scenario.

“But in any case, the world sees – and cannot fail to see – that the only source of danger to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is Russia. And no one else.”


The IAEA, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, has been trying for more than a year to clinch a deal to ensure the plant is demilitarised and reduce the risks of any nuclear accident.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has visited the plant three times since the Russian takeover but failed to reach any agreement to keep the facility safe from shelling.

Zelenskiy adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told Ukrainian television that Grossi had proved ineffective in trying to uphold safety at the plant.

“Any disaster at Zaporizhzhia could have been prevented if (Grossi had been) clear straight away,” Podolyak said, accusing the IAEA of flipflopping in its approach to the problem.

“That is, instead of this clowning around that this man is doing. And when there is a disaster, he will say they had nothing to do with it and warned about the dangers.”

6 thoughts on “MSM coverage of “imminent attack on nuclear plant”

  1. Ignorance is bliss. Perhaps it’s not ignorance, but faith.
    I know about the biggest nuclear plant in Europe. I know about the war. I simply go about my business, like any other day. “moving with the punches/shifting with the tide.” Having faith that God is in control.
    Many “Nuclear Blackmail” threats in the past year, since it came under Russian control.
    I feel there is fearmongering, and also nefarious doings beyond my knowledge.
    I try to focus on what I can do.

    1. ..and where was your “god” for every attrocity throughout 6,500 years of human history?
      Or now?
      If everything is your god’s will then we know where to place the blame.
      If your god is omnipotent then how could these crimes happen?
      If ominscient, then why pray, as he/she/it already knows everything.
      Time to move on from primitive deity worshipping nonsense.

      1. @John Connor II Is it God’s responsibility or humans’ responsibility for human caused evil? The primitive view is that the universe is eternal – and the universe has been shown to have a beginning. Therefore it had a Beginner. The Beginner took on human form and was Himself the object of human cruelty and evil.

      2. Answer: Where? Everywhere. Why? God given, free will.
        Why does God allow suffering? There’s the question you are asking.
        I would prefer to continue to grow and learn from the Almighty.

        In the book of Job… It is God who gives Satan permission to test Job. Because God knows Job is going to overcome Satan. God win’s the bet every time. Satan’s pride blinded him. Just as he thought he could tempt Christ in the desert.

        It’s not primitive. It’s old. It’s also historical fact. “Lee Strobel: Case For Christ.” THE BOOK.

        1. Also, sorry. John Connor. “If everything is God’s will we know where to place blame.” Everything that happens is not God’s will.
          His will be done. But it is not.
          If everything was done in accordance with the will of God, we would not need Christ. We’d live in a sinless world.

          Omniscience of God does not negate His command to pray.

          Yes, He knows what you are praying before. There’s a verse Psalm 5:1-2 “Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray.”
          God understandings “groaning” it’s not about speaking/words.

          Take care John. You’re name is primitive. It’s also Jewish/Christian. Ha! 😀

          1. Oh wait His will is done. He works in mysterious ways. His ways are not our ways.
            Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”
            Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
            Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

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