In a massive development on Saturday, Petro Kotin, the head of Ukraine’s nuclear company Energoatom, said the Russian occupiers had told staff at the plant that it no longer belonged to Ukraine. The Russian occupiers reportedly said that the Ukrainians should operate under orders from Rosatom, the Russian state’s atomic energy cooperation.
According to a report by The Kyiv Independent, the 11 Russian occupiers also told them that they “have been here (to Ukraine) for a long time and now it is horde territory, so the nuclear power plant must operate according to the decrees Rosatom. “
Russia sends 11 engineers to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Head of Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom, says Russian occupiers told plant staff they had to follow orders from Russian atomic energy company Rosatom: The Kyiv Independent
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2022
The report suggests that the group’s representative said he was sent “to assess nuclear and radiation safety after the bombing and seizure of the plant, as well as to provide repair assistance.” Earlier it was reported that Rosatom, whose structure includes several hundred enterprises of nuclear branches of the invading country, took part in the capture of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Russia threatened a military operation against Finland and Sweden days after its invasion of Ukraine under the guise of “denazifying” the former Soviet nation. On Saturday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister said Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could have both political and military repercussions. The Minister said: “It should be noted that Sweden and Finland are the only two non-NATO countries among the eight Baltic and Nordic countries, and Moscow’s attack on Kyiv forced the two countries to join the covenant.
Russia claims US supplied anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine
In a video address posted on Facebook by Russian Defense Minister Igor Konashenkov on Saturday, the Kremlin claimed the United States had supplied anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, adding that European nations posed a threat for civilian aircraft.
Konashenkov said the Russian armed forces used a high-precision strike to cripple the Ukrainian army’s main radio intelligence center. According to Konashenkov, 3,491 military installations in Ukraine have been disabled since Russia began its invasion of Kiev on February 24.
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