“Of course, these are thoughtful, planned and methodically implemented actions - strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” he said.

According to him, probing strikes began back in April, and after that a more detailed probing of the Russian air defense forces began.

“And then heavy artillery was already used, mortar attacks were going on, drones were used - absolutely everything that is in the arsenal of the terrorist Zelensky,” Rogov noted.

He also added that, given the equipment of the US shells, one can speak with confidence about targeted strikes against specific targets.

“Given that American shells have GPS guidance with an accuracy of several meters, and these shells fall literally ten meters from a dry storage of nuclear fuel, we are talking about the fact that these were aimed strikes.

The two main targets that are being hit ... are the cooling circuit of the nuclear power plant and the dry storage of nuclear fuel waste, ”Rogov emphasized.

Earlier, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia during a meeting of the Security Council of the world organization said that in the event of a disaster at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, responsibility would fall on Western sponsors of Kyiv.