Ukraine's Ministry of Defense announced that it could carry out its own attack on a nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces and hold the Ukrainian side responsible. Although it does not provide evidence, it claims that it is aimed at preventing the Ukrainian side from rebelling offensive, and is wary of provocations by the Russian side.

The General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced on the 26th that "Russia is preparing to hold the Ukrainian side responsible for the leakage of radioactive materials after attacking the site itself" regarding the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in the south that the Russian army continues to occupy.

Although it does not provide specific grounds, it is wary of Russia's provocations, saying, "It aims to provoke the international community to conduct a detailed investigation and reorganize its forces in the meantime to prevent Ukraine's reversal offensive."

Regarding Ukraine's reversal offensive aimed at retaking territory, Commander-in-Chief Zarginy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces posted a message on SNS on the 27th saying that "the time has come to retake it," and it is believed that the Ukrainian army is already conducting military operations in Zaporozhye Oblast.

On the other hand, regarding the successive attacks in western Russia, which borders Ukraine, a senior official in charge of border security at the Russian security agency FSB = Federal Security Service claimed in an interview reported by the state-run TASS news agency on the 27th that "the threat is increasing due to sabotage on the Ukrainian side."

He said that more than 2,2000 attacks on transportation and power infrastructure have been recorded since February last year, and emphasized that measures are being strengthened under the direction of the president, suggesting that the Putin administration is nervous about a series of attacks on the border.

Ukraine asks Germany to provide cruise missiles German Ministry of Defense

A spokesperson for the German Ministry of Defense revealed on the 27th that Ukraine is being asked to provide cruise missiles with a range of about 500 kilometers due to a military invasion by Russia.

The company is seeking to provide a cruise missile called the Taurus that is launched from the air by the German army.

A spokesman did not say whether he would comply with the request.

To Ukraine, the United Kingdom has provided the Storm Shadow, a high-precision cruise missile with a range of more than 250 kilometers.

Germany has stepped up its military support, including the provision of the Leopard 2 main battle tank to Ukraine, but Chancellor Scholz declined to say at a press conference this month whether it was ready to provide cruise missiles, and is expected to carefully consider Ukraine's request.