Russian TV host and propagandist Yuri Kot threatened Britain and America with nuclear missile strikes as he said “if anything happens to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant” Russian should launch “one missile in Washington and a second one in London”. The threat came a few days after Russia allegedly launched an attack at the plant, sparking fears over nuclear contamination. Moscow however laid the blame for the attack on Kyiv, claiming Ukraine had been the one targeting the nuclear power plant in a bid to recover what they now see as their territory.
Speaking on Channel 1, Kot said: “We all understand very well that they’re generating a fictional reality, then there is the real reality, which we’re dealing with.
“I think it would make sense to address directly Ukraine and the countries supporting it for example Britain and America first and foremost.
“If, god forbid, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is damaged and a disaster happens, two missiles will instantly land in your decision-making centres one in Washington and the other one in London.
“Nuclear ones, and that’s it!”.
BBC correspondent Francis Scarr, who shared the clip on his social media, commented: “For those of you perhaps concerned about the absence of recent nuclear missile threats on Russian state TV, there was a new one today.
“Yuri Kot says Russia should launch one missile at Washington and a second at London if anything happens to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant”.
The remarks by the Russian TV host came as Russian forces on Saturday allegedly launched a missile attack at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear reactor in Europe
Acceding to Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom, Russian missiles have damaged three radiation monitors at the plant’s storage facility for spent nuclear fuels.
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