Civil Society spotters at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), in Zaporizhzhia, report several large military personnel vehicles left the ZNPP facility in the past three weeks and have not returned out of concern for a gathering of Ukrainian military forces with NATO armour and NATO artillery on the Ukraine side of the Dnipro River at the ZNPP.
“The Ukrainian and NATO forces stretch along the river to a point near the Kakhovka Dam. Thus far,” the observers say, “the Ukraine offensive has been a bloody mess of clumsy foul-ups,” within which they do not want to be a casualty, hence they too, like the plant workers, will reduce to skeleton staffing and stand back a distance to secondary observation posts.
Following a high-level secret CIA meeting with William Burns, Zelenskyy flees Kiev to take a selfie photo at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. (Photo is courtesy office of Volodymir Zelenskyy.) Photo is reduced and cropped for digital publication. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
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The Photo and its story: De facto Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky following his canceling of Ukraine elections was at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant on 1 July 2023, warning that he suspects Russia will explode the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant causing a massive nuclear disaster in Russia and beyond. as some experts have predicted if the plant is ‘oofed’ as was the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
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What is happening according to a team of Civil Society monitors at the ZNPP for over a year is a massive buildup of Ukrainian artillery and armour approaching the nuclear plant from the Ukraine side of the Dnipro River. Plant workers speaking unofficially to The RINJ Foundation humanitarian workers in the region say that they are certain the “clumsy Ukrainians will destroy the plant” and that the plant civilians are taking leave of their posts down to a bare skeleton team to run the nuclear plant. Most of the reactors are shut down, only two providing energy to Ukraine.
The Zelenskyy propaganda is similar to the 6 June Dam Break
Locals who are dam workers and some who are not, but live with Kakhovka Dam workers, claim they saw the Kakhovka Dam hit many times with Ukrainian fired American HIMARS months ago in September after Russia took complete control of the dam and the region. They say those HIMARS explosions created fractures which caused the deterioration in the dam that led to its 6 June 2023 collapse. The region is still somewhat flooded but mostly drying up.
Some past reports confirm the worker’s accounts but witnesses from Ukraine and the Russian side both say they heard an explosion that night of 6 June and also satellites registered a heat signature of an explosion. This could have been caused by a fracture in the dam caused by September shelling and leading to a catastrophic dam break which caused the explosion in the machinery section of the dam, say workers. FPM.news is still unable to confirm these theories.
First American HIMARS Hit on Kakhovka dam around 18 October 2022 according to locals.
Satellite image shows the Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River near Nova Kakhovka, 18 October 2022 after being hit by HIMARS and American artillery shells. Maxar Technologies/handout via Reuters.
Russian state-owned news agency TASS quoted a representative of the emergency services as saying that a rocket launched by a U.S.-made HIMARS missile system had hit the dam’s lock and caused damaged. The official quoted said it was an “attempt to create the conditions for a humanitarian catastrophe” by breaching the dam. —Reuters
Russian forces were accused of blowing up the dam to hinder the planned Ukrainian counter-offensive, but this was denied by Russian authorities. Lies figure and figures lie?
The United Nations says drinking water supplies affected for more than 700,000 people, mostly in Russian-occupied areas.
U.N. Photo showing U.N. Workers preparing to assist up to 700K civilians in Russian Kakhovka Dam region. Ukrainian “couteroffensive” forces are now lining up on the east side of the Dnipro River planning to attack the 700,000 occupants of the region according to General Mark Milley.
“In real war, real people die,” said U.S. General Milley, in charge of the war, dismissing the gory bloodiness of the so-called Ukrainian ‘Spring Counteroffensive’ attack.
Gen Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience at the National Press Club in Washington on Friday that the counter-offensive was “advancing steadily, deliberately working its way through very difficult minefields… 500m a day, 1,000m a day, 2,000m a day, that kind of thing”.
Mr. Milley added that he was not surprised that progress had been slower than expected. “War on paper and real war are different. In real war, real people die,” General Milley said.
So how does the world expect the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to fare?
“Civil Society spotters at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, in Zaporizhzhia, report that several military vehicles have left the ZNPP facility in the past three weeks and have not returned in anticipation of a gathering of Ukrainian military forces on the opposing side of the Dnipro River at the plant and along the river to a point near the Kakhovka Dam.”
File photo of the Energodar-based NPP from the public domain. Views of all six reactors as they have been (2018) during the modernization program in the past 10 years. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
Departures of staff have coincided with the continued buildup of Ukrainian armour and artillery on the Ukraine side of the Dnipro River opposite the nuclear plant, say workers at the plant speaking to Civil Society observers who have been local coworkers for over a year.
“The departures from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant were so sporadic that we thought nothing of this but now Volodymir Zelenskyy having canceled elections in Ukraine and immediately went to another nuclear reactor and in the same breath said, “Russia is preparing to detonate a nuclear explosion at the plant,’ we are out of here too,” said one of the spotters who was visited at his home.
“There are still very many Russians at the facility so it would be suicide. The Russian mood seems buoyant and not suicidal is what we get from the regional watering holes [translated],” says one written report from Friday.
Melissa Hemingway of FPM.news spoke to several remaining spotters who said that they were also using this opportunity to take some leave and family time. “After what U.S. General Milley said about the pending “very bloody” Ukrainian counter offensive, Civil Society workers are taking precautions as are the civilian Russian workers in the prelude to the Ukrainians once again coming across the river to attack the plant.
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Mindful of last September’s Ukraine/U.S./NATO military offensive against the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, plant workers are not only taking leave they are leaving their local homes, fearing a disaster.
During a September 2022 Ukraine amphibious (attempted) assault against what appeared to be the area of the Kakhovka reservoir seen from the Ukrainian Forces Dnipropetrovshchyna (Dnipropetrovks Oblast) side, drones and missiles landed at or nearby the ZNPP, say observers, but they say they were not able to get close because of an active firefight taking place to the west of the plant on the reservoir side. (See the map below.)
Map image from 4 September 2022: Dnipropetrovshchyna on the north (Ukraine) side of the Dnieper River and the Zaporizhzhya Oblast on the south (Russian) side of the Dnieper River. Art is based on a Google Map. The red marker shows the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant and the Kakhovka reservoir to the left of the ZNPP.
Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
“Our people on the ground are dropping back to a skeleton crew and are dug in but with orders to evacuate if they hear trouble begin. Nothing assuages concerns about these six reactors at the ZNPP,” explained Alona Adamovich on 30 June 2023. She is a regional organizer and medical director of the global RINJ Foundation and responsible for the Civil Society observers at the plant.