"There is a serious threat because Russia is technically ready to provoke a local explosion at the station, which could lead to a [radiation] release," the president claimed at a joint news conference in Kyiv with the visiting Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez. (Related: Russia is planning a NUCLEAR ATTACK at Zaporizhzhia power plant, Zelensky claims.)
Zelensky backed this narrative with the information he claimed to have gathered from Ukraine's military intelligence directorate (GUR), which insisted that Russia's military is reducing its presence at ZNPP and has told staff to relocate. The agency's chief, Kyrylo Budanov, even asserted that Kremlin already has greenlit the plan to blow up ZNPP and has mined four of the six power units, as well as a cooling pond.
According to the Guardian, GUR cited several representatives of Rosatom, Moscow's state nuclear energy agency, who have already left and Ukrainian employees who stayed at the plant and signed contracts with Rosatom were told to evacuate by Monday, preferably to Crimea.
President Joe Biden's military magnified Zelensky's warning and proved Ukraine is ready to fight back, only a little slower, as U.S. Army General Mark Milley told the National Press Club in Washington that Ukraine’s counteroffensive could take up to 10 weeks but could be "very, very bloody." "War on paper and real war are different," Milley said. "In real war, real people die. Real people are on those frontlines and real people are in those vehicles. Real bodies are being shredded by high explosives."
He argued that the counteroffensive was advancing steadily, deliberately working its way through very difficult minefields. "Five hundred meters a day, 1,000 meters a day, 2,000 meters, he said, adding he was not surprised progress was slower than some people and computers had predicted.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration denied these allegations. Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's UN ambassador, said that he had written to the United Nations Security Council and Secretary General, Antonio Guterres that the Eurasian country does not intend to blow up the nuclear power plant. "We have no intention of doing so," Nebenzia stressed.
In fact, Moscow said they have received threats that Kyiv will attack "literally at night, in the dark" on July 5. Renat Karchaa, an advisor to Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency, said on Tuesday: "Today, we got information that I am authorized to announce... On July 5, literally at night, in the dark, the Ukrainian army will try to attack the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant."
Speaking to Russian state television, he claimed that Zelensky planned to use "high-precision, long-range weapons" as well as drones to attack the facility.
The recent fearmongering led by the Ukrainian president himself only heightens most Americans' suspicion that the U.S. and the so-called "Europe's Breadbasket" are only prolonging this war so they could continue their massive "money laundering" scheme. In fact, reports are coming out that the Ukraine chief is now threatened with losing bipartisan support from the Biden regime, following what he called "dangerous messages coming from some Republicans."
GOP lawmakers have been calling on the government to already stop "sponsoring" Ukraine's weaponry and funneling much of America's budget into the war, especially since the U.S. is now drowning in its $32 trillion gross federal debt.
Meanwhile, Zelensky, who was a former comedian and actor, has been boasting of his measures to fight corruption within his administration amid the ongoing conflict with Russia. He fired his senior officials who were linked to a massive corruption scandal earlier in the year. His staff was reportedly connected to the fraud in the procurement of war-time supplies. Also, Vasyl Lozynskyy, the acting minister for regional development, was arrested for receiving $400,000 in "unlawful benefits" for facilitating contracts, including for power generators.
However, reality bit back soon after he fired his people. Zelensky has been associated with the embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars that the U.S. allocated for fuel purchases, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh. In his blog, Hersh wrote that the president has been using American taxpayers' money to pay dearly for the vitally needed diesel fuel keeping the Ukrainian army on the move in its war with Russia.
It is unknown how much the Zelensky government is paying per gallon for the fuel, but the Pentagon was paying as much as $400 per gallon to transport gasoline from a port in Pakistan, via truck or parachute, into Afghanistan during the decades-long American war there, the writer pointed out.
Moreover, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns directly told Zelensky last January that "he was taking a larger share of the skim money that was going to the generals." Burns also showed him a list of 35 generals and senior officials whose corruption was known to the CIA and others in the American government. Zelensky responded to the American pressure ten days later by publicly dismissing ten of the most ostentatious officials on the list and doing little else.
"The ten he got rid of were brazenly bragging about the money they had, driving around Kyiv in their new Mercedes," an intelligence official said.
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