Vladimir Putin is planning a “false flag operation” by causing a “nuclear incident” by blowing up the Kherson dam which helps to cool down the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which would create an “Atomic bomb of water.”
The Nova Kakhovka dam supplies the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant with cooling water, Putin’s “most likely option” would be doing something to the facility as “prelude” to using nuclear weapons, an expert has suggested.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia has already mined the Nova Kakhovka dam which would cause extensive death and destruction which would affect “hundreds of thousands” lives.
This would create a “catastrophe on a grand scale” Zelensky warned as it is feared Putin could blow up the dam’s hydroelectric station helps to supply cooling water to Zaporizhzhia.
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Zelensky explained, “Russia is deliberately creating the basis for a large-scale disaster in the south of Ukraine. We have information that Russian terrorists mined the dam and units of the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant. This is one of the large power facilities.
“The dam of this hydropower plant holds about 18 million cubic meters of water.
“If Russian terrorists blow up this dam, more than 80 settlements, including Kherson, will be in the zone of rapid flooding. Hundreds of thousands of people could be affected.”
He added this would then represent a “historical disaster” whereby the Kremlin would try to blame the “attack” on Ukraine.
Environmental analysts described the result of the “terrorist attack” to be an “Atomic bomb of water” flooding thousands of homes and potentially killing thousands of civilians.
Last week the British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace flew to Washington for urgent discussions with his US counterpart Lloyd Austin over the growing threat Putin will use tactical nuclear weapons.
Justin Crump, of the Sibylline strategic risk group, said, “One of the reasons Ben Wallace went to the US was to agree with Washington what our nuclear thresholds would be.
“Putin knows there will be a reaction by the West, so he will still want plausible deniability when it comes to using tactical nuclear weapons.
“The most likely option will be doing something to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a prelude.
“It’s an important asset for Russia and deemed to be on its soil.
“Causing a nuclear incident and a massive radiation leak at Zaporizhzhia and blaming the Ukrainians – which is comparatively easy to do – would blur the line of response by the West.”
Crump added, “The potential destruction of the plant and the dam reflect an increased desperation in Putin’s options and signify Russia feels it cannot hold Kherson in the long run. Flooding that area will stop Ukrainians from launching an assault across the Dnipro river but it will also contain Russian forces for the foreseeable future.”
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW), an independent US-based think-tank, have warned that Russia is “likely continuing to prepare for a false-flag attack” on the hydroelectric plant by creating “information conditions” for Russia to blow up the Kherson dam to cover their retreat.
The ISW added, “The Russian military may believe that breaching the dam could cover their retreat from the right bank of the Dnipro River and prevent or delay Ukrainian advances.”