Ukraine Storing US-Equipped Weapons At Nuclear Energy Stations: Russia

Ukraine Storing US-Supplied Weapons At Nuclear Power Stations: Russia

Each Kyiv and Moscow have accused one another of shelling Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. (File)

Russia’s international intelligence service (SVR) accused Ukraine on Monday of storing Western-supplied arms at nuclear energy stations throughout the nation.

It supplied no proof and Reuters was unable to confirm the claims.

In an announcement, the SVR mentioned U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket launchers, air defence programs and artillery ammunition had been delivered to the Rivne nuclear energy station within the northwest of Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian armed forces are storing weapons and ammunition supplied by the West on the territory of nuclear energy vegetation,” it mentioned, including that an arms cargo to the Rivne energy station had taken place within the final week of December.

Ukraine’s many nuclear energy stations have been the main focus of consideration for the reason that begin of the battle. Russian forces seized the defunct Chornobyl nuclear energy plant lower than 48 hours after troops invaded, and likewise captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant – the biggest in Europe – early within the conflict.

Each Kyiv and Moscow have accused one another of shelling Zaporizhzhia and Ukraine says Russia is utilizing the location as a de facto weapons depot.

The United Nations nuclear watchdog has expressed grave considerations over assaults close to the plant, warning of the danger of a nuclear catastrophe.

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