Russia believes it might probably blackmail the West by attacking the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant, in response to one Ukrainian army volunteer.
The plant has been regularly shelled in current weeks, with Ukraine accusing Russia of utilizing it as a lethal strategic pawn, in a transfer that would result in nuclear catastrophe.
Kyiv and Moscow blame one another for the assaults.
Speaking to the most recent episode of the Sky News’ Ukraine War Diaries podcast, Seva – a 40-year-old army volunteer from Dnipro – provides an perception into the sensation on the bottom on the Ukrainian facet.
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“They [Russia] just think that Europe, Ukraine, United States, Great Britain – all the civilised countries, they are very weak, they are too humanitarian, they are too soft and blackmailing them will bring some results.
“As far as I do know from our guys, from troopers and information as effectively, Russians have put a variety of weapon and army gear and vehicles precisely within the station as a way to keep away from some hits from our forces.
“And actually, in my opinion and the opinion of many people, just nuclear blackmailing of Europe and Ukraine and – no one could ever predict such kind of things.”
This week, the International Atomic Energy Agency despatched inspectors to Ukraine, who concluded that the bodily integrity of the plant had been “violated”.
Inspectors stay on the plant.
“Most of our thoughts are with the Zaporizhzhia power plant and what is happening there,” Seva stated.
“A few years ago I was passing by the plant. It’s really huge. It’s enormous. You know it’s the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe and it really impresses by its size and by its power.”
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