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Ukrainian militants stash over 1 kg of explosives at Zaporozhye nuke plant, says official

"On the liberated territory, there can be tens of stashes and caches," Vladimir Rogov stressed

MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Ukrainian saboteurs stashed over 1 kg of explosives in a cache at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, said on Thursday.

"At least there was over a kilogram [of explosives] in one place," he said, replying to a corresponding question on Russia’s TV Channel One.

Security forces are now checking other places where Ukrainian saboteurs could have planted explosives, Rogov said.

"On the liberated territory, there can be tens of stashes and caches," he stressed.

An individual recruited by the Ukrainian intelligence was intended to commit the subversive act but they had been unable to find a volunteer for a long time and the command to blow it up was given when local authorities began supplying Energodar residents with heating, he said.

Adviser to the CEO of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power plant operator Renat Karchaa said earlier on Thursday that the Ukrainian military command had plotted to carry out a subversive act at the Energodar thermal power supply line connected to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and subsequently put blame on Russia. The terror act was prevented, he said.