Ukrainian troops attempt to cross river by boat to launch attack on ZNPP Thursday morning before arrival of IAEA

1 Sep, 2022 11:18

Ukrainian troops captured during raid on nuclear plant – official

Three soldiers involved in an attempt to storm the Zaporozhye facility were taken alive, a local administration official has said

Ukrainian troops captured during raid on nuclear plant – official 


Three Ukrainian soldiers, who participated in a botched attempt to capture the Russian-controlled Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday morning, have been taken alive, Vladimir Rogov, a council member in the Moscow-allied administration of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Region, has claimed.

Of the three, two have been injured and are in serious condition, the official said in an interview with Russian television. Doctors are fighting to save them, he added. An estimated 12 Ukrainian troops are still fighting against Russian forces, he claimed.

The Russian Defense Ministry previously claimed that early in the morning, Kiev launched an operation apparently aimed at taking the nuclear site ahead of an inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Some of the Ukrainian troops failed to reach the southern bank of the Dnepr when their vessels were hit and sank, the ministry stated. Up to 60 commandos used speedboats to make a landing, before Russian forces engaged them, the report said.

The power plant and the surrounding city of Energodar have been under Russian control since March. Throughout August, it came under regular fire, which Kiev and Moscow blamed on each other. Ukrainian officials also accused Russia of stationing heavy weapons at the nuclear facility.

The IAEA’s fact-finding mission is expected to arrive in Energodar later in the day, though there were reports that their progress was interrupted by military activity. Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of attempting to derail the inspection.


2 Responses to “Ukrainian troops attempt to cross river by boat to launch attack on ZNPP Thursday morning before arrival of IAEA”

  1. Aldous says:

    I sometimes can’t believe I’m living through and to witness this. An obvious suicide mission if ever there was one.
    I can’t help thinking that the Ukrainian ‘soldiers’ in question were convicted criminals serving long sentences and made some dubious promise of a pardon if they took part.
    Even if they had somehow miraculously survived they would have been got rid of anyway.
    I remember reading of similar operations from World War 2. The Dirty Dozen movie is probably as much near truth as Hollywood fiction.
    Empty the jails and make use of their particularly revolting talents as it were but try not to let them loose amongst one’s own people by banning them from any leave for the duration of the conflict should they surprisingly survive for too long.
    I expect the Russians to nurse the few surviving miscreants back to health so that they can start singing for their supper like Ukrainian canaries. They’ll be given a life of sorts which is more than they deserve.
    The Russians aren’t cruel people. They leave that sort of thing to Zelensky & Co.

  2. Tapestry says:

    The commandoes were trained in Britain, sources suggest. The orders to do the raid were presumably coming from Washington. The soldiers might be ordinary Ukrainians, while the politicians who command such operations are invariably demonically possessed.