Russia and Ukraine: Ukraine’s nuclear agency accuses Moscow of “blackmailing the whole world”

August 8, 2022, 10:33 GMT

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Ukraine’s nuclear energy agency, Enerhoatum, says the Russians are “blackmailing the whole world” with their threats to blow up the Zaporizhia power plant.

And the agency adds in a post on the Telegram app that Major General Valery Vasiliev, commander of the radiological, chemical and biological defense forces of Russia – said, “There will be either Russian land or a burning desert.”

“We have mined all the important facilities at the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia,” Vasiliev said, according to the agency.

Russia, in turn, accuses Ukraine of bombing the reactor. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the West should push Kyiv to stop its “extremely dangerous” bombing, according to

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