'Dangerous Moment': Zelensky Issues Nuclear Plant False Flag Warning As Counteroffensive Fails

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Jun 23, 2023 - 04:30 PM

Not for the first time thus far in the conflict, accusations of false flag events involving radioactive material are flying, after Ukraine's President Zelensky accused Russia of plotting a "terrorist attack" on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which is to result in an intentional radiation leak, according to a Thursday video statement.

"Intelligence has received information that Russia is considering the scenario of a terrorist act at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant – a terrorist act with radiation leakage," he claimed. "Radiation has no state borders. Whomever it will hit is deterred only by the direction of the wind," Zelensky added.

The Ukrainian leader further claimed to have evidence to back his assertions about the plot, but the Kremlin has blasted all of this as "another lie". Russia has also stressed that an international team of UN-backed nuclear experts have been on-site observing safety protocol and proper operations.

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Zelensky is in essence alleging Moscow is plotting a false flag attack on the very facility its own forces have long been occupying and controlling. Russian forces have overseen the local staff which keeps the nuclear plant, Europe's largest, in operation. It had for the past year-and-a-half been subject to sporadic shelling, with both sides frequently blaming the other for putting all of Europe at risk.

Zelensky said he received intelligence about the impending major security incident, and has passed it along to other countries including the United States, the Europeans, and even China, Brazil and India.

"This time it should not be like Kakhovka," Zelensky also said in the video, a reference to the hydroelectric dam which blew up and resulted in devastating, deadly flooding in the southern region earlier this month. Kiev has maintained Russian forces did it, while skeptics have noted it would be tantamount to Moscow shooting itself in the foot, given the dam's destruction created a huge risk to Crimea's water supply, as even the NY Times has underscored.

While Zelensky offered no evidence or any concrete details to back his new and alarming warnings surrounding the Zaporizhzhia power plant, he concluded his video message by saying, "the world has been warned, so the world can and must act."

It is clear he's also put various government departments on high alert, including local and regional monitors, per The Independent:  

"We know the Russians can do this, we knew they could blow up the Kakhovka dam and we know they could target the [Zaporizhzhia] power plant," Taras Tyshchenko, head of the center for disease control and prevention in Zaporizhzhia city, told The Independent.

At the Ministry of Health facility, Tyshchenko’s teams are already testing the air and water for radiation and disease after the dam explosion.

Meanwhile, a number of independent war observers have pointed out that Ukraine will turn to more extreme tactics to the degree its counteroffensive gets beaten back, making this a truly dangerous moment.

Are we witnessing Zelensky preparing the world for what may in actuality be a Ukrainian false-flag in the works?

The timing of this report, based on statements of Russia's FSB, is certainly interesting...

So far a number of major events have raised the prospect of the likelihood that false flag events have already become a key feature of the conflict, most especially the Nord Stream pipeline blasts last September.

While Kiev and Western press rushed to blame Russia for supposedly bombing its own vital natural gas pipeline in the months that followed, a new media consensus has lately emerged pointing to a Ukrainian sabotage operation. All the while, Seymour Hersh has also maintained it was an American intelligence operation.