On the morning of September 1, the Kiev regime attempted a provocation to disrupt the arrival of the IAEA group of experts at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Early in the morning, 2 barges and up to 30 boats of the Ukrainian landing force attempted to force the Dnieper River but were stopped by the soldiers of the Russian Guard and army aviation.
The first photos showing the destroyed military barge of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were shared online.
The satellite images confirm that more barges were docked on the western outskirts of Nikopol, in the village of Kamenka.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the situation:
At 6:20 a.m. on the coast of the Kakhovsky reservoir, three kilometers northeast of the Zaporozhye NPP, two sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a total of up to 60 people were landed on seven high-speed motorboats. Sabotage groups were discovered and blocked in the landing area by units of the Russian Guard guarding the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
To prevent an attempt to infiltrate the nuclear power plant and destroy Ukrainian saboteurs, a unit of the Russian armed forces arrived to reinforce the servicemen of the Rosgvardiya, and army aviation helicopters were also involved. Currently, the destruction of the Ukrainian sabotage group is being completed.
At about seven o’clock in the morning, units of the Russian armed forces stopped another attempt to land troops to seize a nuclear power plant. A few kilometers from the Zaporozhye NPP near the settlement of Vodiane, an attempt was made to land a tactical landing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on two self-propelled barges that left Nikopol. As a result of fire damage by the Russian armed forces, two self-propelled barges with tactical landing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were sunk.
Starting at 8 a.m., the Kiev regime blocked the passage of the IAEA experts mission from the controlled territory to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Ukrainian artillery is shelling the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP, the meeting place of the IAEA mission with Russian specialists in the area of the settlement of Vasilevka, as well as the route of their movement to Energodar. Four shells exploded at a distance of 400 meters from the first power unit of the Zaporozhye NPP.
Despite the attempts of the Kiev regime to disrupt the arrival of a group of IAEA experts at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the Russian side confirms its readiness to accept them with full safety of further work. The situation in the area of the nuclear power plant is difficult, but remains under full control.
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