(Reuters) – Russia’s international intelligence service (SVR) accused Ukraine on Monday of storing Western-supplied arms at nuclear energy stations throughout the nation.
It offered no proof and Reuters was unable to confirm the claims.
In an announcement, the SVR mentioned U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket launchers, air defence programs and artillery ammunition had been delivered to the Rivne nuclear energy station within the northwest of Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian armed forces are storing weapons and ammunition offered by the West on the territory of nuclear energy crops,” it mentioned, including that an arms cargo to the Rivne energy station had taken place within the final week of December.
Ukraine’s many nuclear energy stations have been the main focus of consideration because the begin of the battle. Russian forces seized the defunct Chornobyl nuclear energy plant lower than 48 hours after troops invaded, and in addition captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant – the biggest in Europe – early within the battle.
Each Kyiv and Moscow have accused one another of shelling Zaporizhzhia and Ukraine says Russia is utilizing the location as a de facto weapons depot.
The United Nations nuclear watchdog has expressed grave issues over assaults close to the plant, warning of the chance of a nuclear catastrophe.
(Reporting by Reuters)