The military operation of Ukraine to attack and control the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has once again turned into a devastating blow for Ukraine. A spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense publicly stated on September 4 that although representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency are still at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Ukrainian special operations forces are still trying to attack and seize the nuclear power plant.
A spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the Ukrainian army sent 42 high-speed patrol boats, including speedboats and motorboats, in two groups to carry more than 250 Ukrainian special forces and foreign mercenaries in an attempt to get out of Aene, where the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is located. The city of Ergodar and the coast of the Kakhovka Reservoir, which is about 3 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant, carried out beach landings in preparation for an attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
According to the official information provided by the front-line command of Russia’s second phase of special military operations, four Su-30 multi-role fighter jets and two Ka-52 armed helicopters that were waiting at the military base near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant quickly received the combat order and they take off for counterattack. The air-to-surface missiles precisely fired by the fighter jets and the rockets fired by the gunships directly sank at least 20 high-speed patrol boats such as speedboats and motorboats. Dozens of large-caliber artillery and rocket launchers deployed by artillery units near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant shelled Ukrainian troops.
According to post-war statistics, 47 special operations officers and soldiers, including 10 foreign mercenaries and 37 Ukrainian officers and soldiers, were directly killed in action. The Ukrainian army used special operations forces at all costs to launch this attack but they not only failed to complete the mission, but also suffered a devastating blow from the Russian Aerospace Force and the Russian Artillery Force. The entire army was annihilated to describe the Ukrainian army’s combat operation. After this attack, Ukraine is expected to give up the idea of retaking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant completely.
As the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was frequently hit by artillery and missile attacks from Ukraine, the safety of the nuclear power plant has become the focus of world attention, especially the violent attack launched by Ukraine under the eyes of the representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It proves Ukraine’s intention to drag the Russian-Ukrainian conflict into a multi-national war or nuclear war.
Although the Russian army has deployed a large number of air defense and anti-missile facilities, military strike weapons and elite combat troops around the nuclear power plant, the Russian army still faces big pressure and responsibility. In fact, if the international agencies or international organizations do not pay proper attention, after Ukraine has obtained the offensive weapons with longer range and more advanced performance provided by the United States, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is very likely to become the trigger for a large-scale war.