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Russia readies for southern offensive as alarm raised over shelling of nuclear plant

By Isobel Koshiw

07 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this story to understand how Russia is using the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a military front leading to UN's nuclear watchdog to raise concerns.

Russia is strengthening its positions and numbers on Ukraine’s southern front to ready itself for a Ukrainian counteroffensive and is likely to be preparing the ground to attack, according to British and Ukrainian military authorities.

The assessment came as both sides traded blame for renewed shelling on Europe’s largest nuclear plant, with the UN nuclear watchdog raising grave concerns about the attack.

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