Russians are trying to sow panic: the Main Directorate of Intelligence assessed the probability of a terrorist attack at ZNPP
The reports about the Kremlin allegedly preparing explosions at the Zaporizhzhya and Kursk nuclear power plants, which were circulating online on August 16, are an attempt by Russia to sow panic among Ukrainians. There is no real threat of Russian provocations at the Zaporizhzhya and Kursk nuclear power plants; if the danger grows, the competent authorities will certainly notify Ukrainians about it.
This was stated by the Main Directorate of Intelligence. The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security under the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy urged Ukrainian citizens not to trust the scary scenarios launched through anonymous Telegram channels with unknown administrators.
The military intelligence assured that the threat of provocations by the occupants at the ZNPP is currently minimal. However, the Russians, seeking to cause panic among Ukrainians, deliberately threw fake information into the information space about the alleged preparation of an explosion at Europe's largest nuclear power plant.
"As for a possible provocation by Russians at ZNPP, there is no danger now. The Russian informational and psychological operation is actively working, they are trying to sow panic, to scare Ukrainians. Of course, in case of increased probability of provocations, as before, the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the President and other special services will definitely warn. But now you should not worry", - noted in the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense.
Refuted the "apocalyptic" scenarios from the network and the head of the Zaporizhzhya regional military-civil administration Yuri Malashko.
"So far, the information that is spread in the media regarding some planned terrorist attack by Russian occupants at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is not confirmed. It does not correspond to reality. Why the Ukrainian media are spreading Russian narratives and sowing panic in society is an open question. I hope that the answer to it will be given by the competent services in the near future," Malashko emphasized.
The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy urged not to trust anonymous sources, which may be administered from Moscow.
They emphasized that the threat of provocations at ZNPP has existed since the first day when it was seized by Russian occupants. And it was not a secret for anyone. The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, in particular, repeatedly warned about the increased risks.
"Insider" that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly ordered to blow up ZNPP and even set a specific date has been made public by an anonymous Russian Telegram channel positioning itself as "opposition" and engaged in publishing high-profile "insides" and conspiracy theories.
"Such channels cannot be a reliable source of information, moreover, they can be administered by the Russian intelligence services. Trust only official sources of information and observe information hygiene," the statement said.
We shall remind you that earlier State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate stated about the deterioration of the situation at Zaporizhzhya NPP. Due to incompetent and irresponsible actions of the occupants there was an incident with water leakage: the integrity of one of the barriers to the spread of radiation into the environment was broken.