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Russia says Ukraine preparing ‘provocation’ during U.N. chief’s visit to Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant -RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Defence Ministry accused Ukraine on Thursday of planning a “provocation” at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Aug. 19 when U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres is due to visit, Russian state-owned news agency RIA reported.

The ministry provided no evidence to back up its assertion.

In a statement, it said there are no Russian heavy weapons at the Russian-controlled nuclear reactor complex, or in nearby districts.

The plant has come under fire repeatedly in recent weeks, with both Ukraine and Russia blaming each other for the shelling. Ukraine has said that Russia has deployed artillery in and around the plant.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Mark Heinrich)

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