Russian threats regarding nuclear weapons and provocations related to nuclear power plants concern not only Ukraine but also other countries. And the consequences of this can be catastrophic,Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said in an exclusive interview with LB.ua.
"You ask whether it matters whether people will die as a result of a nuclear strike or an explosion at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant?
Both are unequivocal catastrophes. The dimensions in case of an accident at ZNPP can be huge. There are forecasts of how much territory can be affected. We are talking about many countries," he said.
At the same time, Herman Halushchenko added that the possibility of any nuclear catastrophe, unfortunately, "now depends solely on the level of Russians' insanity".
According to Bloomberg, low-yield tactical nuclear weapons are locked up in about a dozen warehouses in different parts of Russia, so it takes hours to days to transport them to launchers. The agency emphasized that these threats are part of a large-scale Kremlin attempt to intimidate the United States and Europe so that they stop supporting Ukraine and force Kyiv to start negotiations on Moscow's terms.