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During the attack on ZNPP, RF sent drones from the occupied territory

Apr 16, 2024

During the Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, enemy drones were probably launched from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a study by British military analysts McKenzie commissioned by the international organization Greenpeace.

According to the analysts, the drones used in the attack have a short range of 10–15 kilometers.

"Such short-range devices were likely launched near the ZNPP and probably, but not conclusively, from Russian-controlled territory," the study says.

According to the McKenzie report, it was beneficial for Russia to blame Ukraine for the attack, although at first glance, an attack on a facility under their control seems illogical.

"It would be beneficial for them to demonstrate Ukraine's irresponsibility in terms of nuclear safety and put pressure on the international community to impose sanctions on Ukraine for such behavior," the analysts suggest.

Greenpeace believes that the Russian accusations are “weaponized disinformation” designed to divert attention from the growing threat to ZNPP from Russia.

"Obviously, the Russian government and the IAEA need to disclose much more information before a final conclusion can be drawn. But McKenzies' preliminary analysis of the evidence points to fake attacks carried out in territory controlled by Rosatom and the Russian Armed Forces," said Sean Burney, nuclear energy specialist at Greenpeace.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 16/04/2024

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