According to reports, Ukraine has accused Russian forces of deliberately shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station and of having a “suicidal” plan to blow it up with mines. Russia has also reportedly launched artillery and missile strikes from the plant, using it as a “nuclear shield” as Ukraine are unlikely to retaliate due to the risk of a Chernobyl-style disaster.
Last night Moscow’s largest state-controlled TV channel gave air time to Yury Kot, the leader of Parus, a pro-Kremlin movement in Ukraine.
Mr Kot claimed it is Kyiv and the West jeopardising nuclear safety – and urged Putin to be prepared to fire nukes at London and Washington.
“We all understand very well that [Ukraine and the West] are concocting a fictional reality,” he said on Channel One.
He continued: “We are dealing with the reality.
“We need to tell Ukraine and its supporting countries – Britain and America foremost…and make it clear.
“If Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is damaged and a disaster occurs, two missiles will immediately strike your decision-making centres.
“One in Washington, the other in London.
“Nuclear ones. And that’s it….there won’t be any more talk.”
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