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Ukraine arrests Chernobyl nuclear power plant manager for helping Russian troops to ‘seize control’

by LLB Reporter
20th May 22 12:03 pm

The Ukrainian authorities have arrested a senior manager at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after being accused of “subversive activities against Ukraine” in helping “the Russian military in capturing Chernobyl in late February.”

The State Bureau of Investigation (DBR) confirmed that the manager who was the deputy of the nuclear power plant has been arrested and detained.

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The DBR said in a statement, “The serviceman fled the station and did not provide physical protection for the facility, which was part of his functional responsibilities.

“DBR officers are also investigating the possible involvement of the official in carrying out subversive activities against Ukraine.

“In particular… whether he assisted the Russian military in capturing Chernobyl in late February.”

They added, “DBR officers in co-operation with SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) officers conducted searches in the administrative premises of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

“Several searches were conducted at the place of residence of the defendant.

“Documents and digital media were seized during the investigation.”

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