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Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 02:04 PM Jun 2023

Russia is reducing personnel at the occupied nuclear plant in Ukraine.

From Reuters:

"According to the latest data, the occupation contingent is gradually leaving the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant," Main Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence (GUR) said on the Telegram messaging app.

GUR said that among the first to leave the nuclear power station were three employees of Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom who had been "in charge of the Russians' activities".

It said Ukrainian employees who have signed a contract with Rosatom had also been advised to depart.

Employees should leave by July 5, it said, and preferably head for the Crimea peninsula, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014.

GUR said the number of military patrols was also gradually decreasing on the plant's vast territory and in the nearby city of Enerhodar, and personnel remaining at the plant had been told to blame Ukraine "in case of any emergency situations".
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-reducing-personnel-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-plant-ukrainian-intelligence-2023-06-30/


And then there is this:


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Having blown the dam on the Dnipro, the russians are preparing to blow up the nuclear reactor. Will the West do anything?
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Russia is reducing personnel at the occupied nuclear plant in Ukraine. (Original Post) Tomconroy Jun 2023 OP
If the RuZZians cause a nuclear incident, we are going to invoke Article 5. roamer65 Jun 2023 #1
yes, that was officially stated GenXer47 Jun 2023 #5
Western countries won't do anything to stop it /nt at140 Jun 2023 #2
Which way is the wind blowing? gab13by13 Jun 2023 #3
Because of that, it doesn't seem like they would do stupid things to harm themselves. yonder Jun 2023 #6
I don't know how to take this news. yonder Jun 2023 #4

roamer65

(36,822 posts)
1. If the RuZZians cause a nuclear incident, we are going to invoke Article 5.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 02:11 PM
Jun 2023

We will then be at war with RuZZia.

yonder

(9,753 posts)
6. Because of that, it doesn't seem like they would do stupid things to harm themselves.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 02:38 PM
Jun 2023

But who knows at this point? Does Putin think he can be King of a scorched Europe and Asia?

yonder

(9,753 posts)
4. I don't know how to take this news.
Fri Jun 30, 2023, 02:28 PM
Jun 2023

Is the plant in an unrecoverable declining state due to mismanagement, lack of cooling water, etc? Do the Russians have plans to create a catastrophic situation otherwise?

Do they now see a limited future in their overall plans for Ukraine and want to wash their hands while blaming Ukrainians in any case? Intended or not, did last weeks Wagner mutiny give Putin an exit ramp and they are taking it?

The possibilities of either a good, bad or both result are many.

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