Russia spreads fake news that Ukraine stockpiles arms at nuclear power plants
News is being spread online that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have allegedly begun to stockpile weapons at Khmelnytskyi and Rivne nuclear power plants. The Center for Strategic Communications denied this information
This was reported on the agency's website, according to Espreso.
"False: The defense forces are stockpiling HIMARS, SCALP, Storm Shadow missiles, various kamikaze UAVs, and depleted uranium ammunition at Khmelnytskyi and Rivne NPPs in western Ukraine and in the surrounding regions. This information is being spread by social media users," the statement said.
The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security noted that, in fact, on September 22, a week after the first reports of weapons at the plants, the International Atomic Energy Agency published a report stating that experts had not seen any violations at the plants by the Ukrainian army or anyone else.
"The only weapon found by IAEA experts was spotted at the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, StopFake journalists noted," the government organization said.
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