Thought for the day

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." -- Quoted in 'Clarence Darrow for the Defence' by Irving Stone


Ukrainian troops subjected the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) to massive artillery shelling, damaging strategic facilities, an adviser to the head of Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, told Sputnik on Sunday.

The Ukrainian armed forces have carried out 12 strikes against the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) on Saturday, for the first time since September, Renat Karchaa, an advisor to the director general of Russia’s Rosenergoatom company, said in a televised interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.

 The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution that calls on Russia to withdraw its military personnel from the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and to "cease all actions" at nuclear facilities in Ukraine, the Russian permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna said, adding that Russia and China voted against the resolution.

Video reportedly showing the detention of Ukrainian saboteurs by Russian security forces was shared by the Russian media.

According to the local reports, the incident took place on November 14 near the Russian city of Belgorod. Two saboteurs came to Russia under the guise of refugees. the militants were captured on their way to the Kursk region, where they were going to carry out a terrorist attack at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant.

The saboteur Tokarev Andrey Igorevich was interrogated:

Ukraine's Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station was operating on back-up diesel generators on Thursday after being disconnected from the Ukrainian power grid by Russian shelling, the Ukrainian nuclear energy company said.

Energoatom said the last remaining high voltage lines connecting the plant to the Ukrainian grid had been damaged in Wednesday's shelling, and that Moscow wanted to connect the plant to the Russian grid.

The facility in southern Ukraine, Europe's largest, has 15 days' worth of fuel to run the generators, Energoatom said.

After French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that half of all crimes in Paris were committed by foreigners, it has now been revealed that they also account for 70 per cent of all violent robberies.

During an appearance on France 2 television channel last month, Macron admitted, “Yes, when we look at crime in Paris, we cannot fail to see that at least half of the crime we observe come from people who are foreigners, either who are in an irregular situation or awaiting asylum.”

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday said the Kiev regime's ongoing attacks on the critical infrastructure of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant threaten Europe with a man-made disaster and casualties.

"The Kiev regime does not give up its plans to regain control of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and carries out attacks against its critical infrastructure, threatening Europe with a man-made disaster and the deaths of thousands of civilians," the diplomat said in a statement.