Ukrainian provocation could lead to radioactive contamination: Russian MoD
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Ukraine's Azov battalion is preparing for a provocation that could lead to radioactive contamination in Kharkov.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and militants from the right-wing extremist Azov battalion are planning a provocation involving radioactive poisoning in regions surrounding Kharkov.
The defense ministry detailed that Ukrainian nationalists mined a reactor at the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology's experimental nuclear site.
"The SBU and the militants of the Azov battalion are planning to blow up the reactor and accuse the Russian Armed Forces of allegedly launching a missile attack on the experimental nuclear facility," the ministry said.
Foreign media came to Kharkov on Sunday to capture the fallout from Kiev's provocation and blame it on Russia, according to the military ministry.
The Russian ministry's report explains that "The SBU, together with the militants of the Azov battalion, are preparing a provocation with possible radioactive contamination of the area near the city of Kharkov."
Days ago, the Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov pointed out that Kiev wanted to accuse Russia of creating a radiation focus at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP).
The Ministry accused Ukraine of attempting to implement a monstrous provocation on the territory adjacent to the NPP.
In particular, while patrolling the protected area adjacent to the station, a mobile patrol of the Russian National Guard was attacked by a group of Ukrainian nationalists.
Russia's Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Major General Igor Konashenkov, confirmed Sunday that the Russian armed forces have destroyed 61 military objectives of Ukraine in the massive strike on Saturday night.
Russia called on NATO and European Union member states to stop providing weapons and lethal arms to Kiev.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the special operation is targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure only and the civilian population is not in danger.