KYIV ($1=36.51 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukrainian sources claim that a missile fired by the Russian armed forces fell near the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant. According to their claims, the missile fell 300 meters from one of the NPP’s nuclear reactors.
Russia denies the allegations from Ukrainian sources. According to Moscow, there is no evidence that the southern Ukrainian nuclear power plant was the target of rocket fire last night. The Russians claim that the Ukrainian armed forces attacked the reactor with a mortar charge. As evidence, the Russians attached a video recording from a security camera. The video shows only an explosion, and no trace of a rocket.
At this time, there is no information about the damage. There is no information about possible victims or injured. According to security camera footage, the explosion occurred early this morning, September 19 at 12:19:54 a.m.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that at the moment there is no evidence of who was responsible for the attack on the nuclear reactor, nor what weapon was used.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border. Moscow also claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country. The invasion followed also by targeted tanks entering via Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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