World war 2 in Ukraine joined a brand new deadlier phase Saturday as Russian troops advanced in to the country’s south and shelling was reported in a power complex in the region, igniting fears of the nuclear disaster.
An English intelligence report cautioned that Russian troops are earning headway into southern Ukraine, and predicted the fighting would now shift in the Donbas region within the eastern area of the country to Kherson and also the Crimea Peninsula within the south.
“Russia’s war with Ukraine is going to enter a brand new phase, using the heaviest fighting shifting to some roughly 350km front line stretching southwest from near Zaporizhzhya to Kherson, paralleling the Dnieper River,” Britain’s Defense Ministry stated.
“Russian forces are usually massing within the south awaiting Ukraine’s counter-offensive or perhaps in preparation for any possible assault,” the intelligence report added.
On Friday, explosions were reported in the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power complex, which Russian forces required in March. The guarana plant, the biggest in Europe, is around the banks from the Dniepro River in southern Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russia for that attack, calling it a “brazen crime” as well as an “act of terror.”
“Today, the occupiers produced another very dangerous situation for everybody in Europe,” Zelensky stated on his nightly broadcast Friday.
Russia denied it launched the attack, and set the culprit on Ukrainian forces.
A spokesman for that Russian defense ministry stated the generating capacity of 1 unit in the plant have been reduced, and power was cut to a different unit, based on CNN.
Individually, in a closed door meeting in the Russian resort in Sochi, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday offered to setup a summit between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Zelensky.