More Ukrainian shelling and another amphibious attack attempt on ZNPP late Friday night

Kiev attempts another raid near Zaporozhye nuclear plant – local official

Russian forces allegedly repelled several groups of Ukrainian commandos in speed boats

Over 40 motor boats, divided into two groups and carrying over 250 Ukrainian special operations troops and foreign mercenaries, tried to land on the coast of the Kakhovka reservoir not far from Energodar, host city of the nuclear power plant, a ministry statement said on Saturday.

Kiev attempts another raid near Zaporozhye nuclear plant – local official

Ukrainian forces launched another raid attempt on the Russian-held town of Energodar shortly after midnight on Saturday, after shelling the area in the vicinity of Zaporozhye nuclear plant, local military-civilian administration member Vladimir Rogov claimed. The Russian Defense Ministry, however, has yet to make any official statements.

Several sabotage groups used at least 15 speedboats in an attempt to cross the Kakhovka Reservoir, according to Rogov, allegedly seeking to land in three different locations – the nuclear city of Energodar itself, and the nearby towns of Vasilyevka and Dneproprudnoye.

The first unverified reports of multiple speedboats moving out from the Ukraine-controlled shore of the reservoir emerged around midnight, coinciding with allegations of renewed shelling of the city of Energodar. After receiving and confirming information about the swarm of boats, Russian forces allegedly deployed Ka-52 attack helicopters and successfully repelled the attempted assault, Rogov said in a follow-up Telegram post around 2:45am.

The Russian Defense Ministry is expected to share more details about the engagement soon, he added.

The alleged new botched raid comes just two days after Kiev forces reportedly attempted to seize the Zaporozhye NPP shortly before a team of experts with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – including the organization’s head, Rafael Grossi – arrived at the plant for an inspection. The failed September 1 operation was aimed at capturing the nuclear plant and using the personnel of the UN nuclear watchdog as “human shields” to maintain control over the facility, the Russian military suggested.

The renewed attacks come after the departure of the main IAEA mission, even as Grossi said that six of the agency’s experts stayed behind in Energodar. Four of them will return after the weekend, while two will remain to keep a “permanent presence” at the NPP.

Energodar and the Zaporozhye facility have been under Russian control since early March, and functioned without problems until drone and artillery attacks began in July. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, there have been 29 attacks against the Zaporozhye facility since July 18, involving 120 artillery projectiles and 16 kamikaze drones.

Kiev has argued that the shellings were false-flag operations carried out by Moscow to make Ukraine look bad, but also that Russia was using the plant as a base for heavy artillery and equipment. On Friday, the Ukrainian General Staff admitted for the first time that Kiev’s troops have targeted the area of the nuclear power plant, allegedly attempting to strike Russian artillery systems.

Moscow has consistently denied the accusations, saying that only lightly armed guards were deployed at the facility to ensure its security.

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One Response to “More Ukrainian shelling and another amphibious attack attempt on ZNPP late Friday night”

  1. Tapestry says:

    Could it be more obvious? NATO/EU/USA are trying to foment war, and accelerate escalation. Russia is happy just to deploy a few soldiers to Ukraine – 150,000 troops which is about 8% of its peacetime armed forces. If conscription were to come in, Russia could raise between 5 and 10 million soldiers. Does Russia run offensives? Hardly at all. Russia simply absorbs Ukrainian aggression and uses artillery and missiles to reduce Ukrainian armed strength, happy to play it long. Once Ukraine is exhausted, then and only then does Russia advance. This is clearly anathema to Boris Johnson and his banker friends who want a world war across Europe, which will destroy the independent-minded white races once and for all. They try antagonising Russia by sinking the Moskva, assassinating Dasha Dugan, shelling the Energodar nuclear power station, but each time that Ukraine/NATO provokes, Russia replies in measured form, reducing Ukraine’s fighting strength and waiting for the situation to become favourable for further progress. NATO and the bankers who control the command structures of the West clearly want a quick Russian victory in Ukraine to be followed by further attacks westwards, responding to further provocations. The Russians are too clever to get involved in high casualty warfare opening themselves up to fighting multiple western countries all at once. The West will defeat itself with sanctions and hopeless military forces that are more concerned with gender equality than defeating a proper army. All Russia has to do is hold out and watch as the west disintegrates. China too is avoiding the provocation being made in Taiwan knowing that time is also on her side. Boris’ bankers are the only ones getting more and more desperate, as time is running out for them, as the world awakens to who they are, how they operate and what they hope to achieve. That is the depopulation of humanity through medication, economic crisis and war. Come on world. We can turn this around if more start to realise what kind of game we are playing.