The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warned that in the coming hours the Russians are preparing large-scale provocations at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The terrorist army plans to shell a nuclear facility and declare a "leakage of radioactive substances."

This is stated in the message of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.

In the coming hours, the occupiers plan to simulate an accident at the Zaporizhzhia NPP in order to blame Ukraine for the leakage of radioactive substances.

"For this purpose, a strike will be carried out directly on the territory of the ZNPP. After that, an emergency leakage of radioactive substances will be announced. The incident will traditionally be blamed on Ukraine. In order to conceal their actions as much as possible, the rashists disrupted the planned rotitation of the personnel of the permanent monitoring mission of the IAEA", – stated in the message.

The purpose of the occupiers is an attempt to disrupt the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and force Ukraine to cease hostilities.

"The purpose of this action is to provoke the international community to conduct a detailed investigation, during which all hostilities will be stopped. Thus, the Rashists hope to get the desired pause, which will be used to regroup the occupation contingent and stop the Ukrainian counteroffensive," the Chief Intelligence Directorate said.