The Russians have begun to openly blackmail the whole world, declaring that they have mined the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (NPP) and are ready to blow it up, Energoatom reported on its Telegram channel on Monday.
“In his statement, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense troops of the Russian armed forces, Major General Valery Vasiliev, who now commands the Zaporizhia NPP garrison, said that “there will be either Russian land or a scorched desert,” the company said.
According to Energoatom, it was Vasiliev who announced that the Russian occupiers had mined all the important facilities of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
“As you know, we have mined all the important facilities of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. And we do not hide this from the enemy. We warned them. The enemy knows that the plant will be either Russian or no one’s. We are ready for the consequences of this step. And you, warriors – liberators must understand that we have no other way. And if there is the toughest order, we must fulfill it with honor,” Vasiliev told his soldiers.
Earlier, Andriy Yusov, a spokesman for the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, said that the agency had confirmed information about the mining of Zaporizhia NPP power units by Russian troops.
Russian invaders on August 6 in the evening again launched a missile attack on the territory of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, as a result of which three radiation monitoring sensors were damaged around the site with the station’s dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel.
“Consequently, timely detection and response in the event of a deterioration in the radiation situation or leakage of radiation from containers of spent nuclear fuel is not yet possible,” Energoatom said.
“As you know, we have mined all the important facilities of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. And we do not hide this from the enemy. We warned them. The enemy knows that the plant will be either Russian or no one’s. We are ready for the consequences of this step. And you, warriors – liberators must understand that we have no other way. And if there is the toughest order, we must fulfill it with honor,”
Where is the condemnation from the world’s bodies over this threat of nuclear destruction? All we hear from the WH, UN, AI, EU, is crickets. When will someone in the WH declare this nazi regime a state sponsor of terrorism?
What this orc is saying, if Ukraine start liberating the South, he will blow up Russians and Ukrainians alike, commiting the worst nuclear disaster since Russia caused the last one in Chornobyl.
It is pure psychopathy. Exactly like the brainless thug who threatens to murder his girlfriend on the “logic” of “if I can’t have you, nobody will.”
One can’t help but wonder why the defenders allowed these vermin to get anywhere near such a vital facility? Did they have collaborator assistance?
The question is how to respond? I suggested a while back that the orcs were preparing a nuclear fallback in the event that they start losing and maybe this is part of it. What’s different is that they no longer care about deploying a false flag; they are proud to announce it as their own work.
The US should formally ask the RuZZian nazis whether this commander is operating on his own initiative or on direct kremlin orders? Is putler prepared to admit such a thing?
I think it might be possible to destroy a nuclear facility without triggering a nuclear explosion and I hope someone is investigating this option right now.
The Israelis have had a plan in place for years to respond to Iran if they think that it has developed a nuclear bomb and a delivery system, so the burden falls on the Budapest signatories, who caused this horror by not honouring their obligations in 2014 and again in 2022, to devise a plan.
If such a strike is not possible without causing a terrible radiation leak, the war will continue anyway. The Ukrainians will not submit to nazi blackmail. If the putinazis start being pushed off Ukrainian land and they explode these mines, there will be a nuclear catastrophe like Chernobyl. But how will putler benefit from that?
Quite a lot of activity on LinkedIn in response to putler’s nuclear terror:
Elena Smolina set out the full text in translation and has also provided a response at the bottom:
Situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, currently captured by the Russian invaders. The Russian view, from propagandist channel “News feed Zaporizhzhia | Z”, in the VKontakte network.
“There will be Russian land or a burned desert here” — Major General Vasiliev, commander of the garrison at the [occupied] Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
Commander of the radiation, chemical & biological defense forces of the Russian Federation, commander of the garrison of the liberated (sic!) Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Major General Valeriy Vasiliev addressed his soldiers. Here we provide an excerpt of his address to the garrison. As a response to the panic produced by organizations funded by the West, like IAEA.
“You all understand that it is the war for the existence of the Russian nation. For our right to live in peace and in accord with everyone. But if the collective West denies us this right, if the American weapons, mercenaries and instructors are involved in capturing those territories we were able to liberate so far — then we should be ready for many various scenarios.
This plant was built by the Russian people for all brothers Slavs. Now the Nazis decided to decommunize our shared past. That’s why there will be either Russian liberated land — or a burned desert here! And you, soldiers of the great Russian army, should be ready to carry out the order.
As you know, we have mined all important objects of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. And we don’t conceal that from the enemy. We warned them. The enemy knows the plant will be either Russian or nobody’s. We are ready for the consequences of this step.
And you, liberator warriors, should understand that we have no other way. And if there will be the most cruel order — we should carry it out with honor!”
A post scriptum from me. (Elena Smolina)
I hope this piece of rhetoric makes it clear that we are dealing with an enemy that’s mentally stuck in a fictional reality. Unfortunately, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is not fictional. It is also the largest in Europe.
This is nuclear blackmailing and terrorism in its purest form. And this time, it’s unwise to think the trouble will stay confined in the lands of those Slavic tribes. A nuclear disaster does not differentiate, and it will not bother to check your EU passport. You are not safer from it in Paris or Amsterdam than me in Kyiv.
So dear Europe, dear world, can we please finally _act_ on this? Can we please stop all trade with Russia ASAP, and push through more sanctions that would make it impossible for them to continue the war?
How do your countries usually deal with terrorists? Has the “ignore and forget” approach ever yielded any satisfactory results?
And yet the invader-terrorists still have a veto on the UNSC. That should have been the first fucking sanction!
rashists have created a new level of stupidity that needs a new word. As the British would say “this is quite a sticky wicket.”
When you think that the Ruskies cannot sink to a lower level, they prove you wrong. Compared to the ruskie people, swamp scum is an intelligent life form.
At any rate, this is evidence of the fact that these cockroaches do not believe in a victory anymore.