MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Ukraine is trying to bribe employees at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant in order to sabotage its operation and thwart the relaunch of reactor units, says Vladimir Rogov, head of the "We are Together with Russia" movement.
Earlier on Monday, Ukraine’s Energoatom, which previously managed the power plant, stated that it would allegedly increase the salaries of employees that have not signed contracts with the Russian managing company by 50%, starting on January 1, 2023.
"This is a form of sabotage under the principle of ‘the worse, the better,’ which the Zelensky regime has been guided by this entire time. […] They try to bribe people so that they don’t work at the nuclear power plant, make no effort to restore peaceful life. They also want to thwart the process of relaunching the ZNPP so that it could provide power to the Zaporozhye Region," he said.
According to Rogov, Ukraine continues to pressure power plant employees.
"They keep making threats, they look for relatives, especially those who moved to the territory under Kiev’s control. […] Or those who have family in Ukraine. They work with precision, individually, they dig through each person’s files. We know of cases where children were studying in the territory under Kiev’s control, and these relatives and close ones were almost taken hostage. They used these methods to find someone who could carry out a terror attack on the nuclear power plant," he said.
On November 3, the ZNPP press office said that salaries, the payment system and social benefits at the power plant have been equalized to Russian standards, which led to a 25-30% income increase for employees. The employees received their first salary as fully-fledged members of the Russian nuclear community.