The Ukrainian Army is using American-made and supplied Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) to fire shells at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which is occupied by Russian Troops.
The image above shows a blast fragment from an American GMLRS shell "Actuator" recovered after it exploded on the grounds of the Nuclear Plant Thursday. The English language on the Actuator manufacturing label shows the part number, serial number, the date of manufacture, and says "Actuator Module Assembly" on it.
The Russian Army won control of the Nuclear Power Plant early in its Special Military Operation to de-militarize and De-Nazify Ukraine. The nuclear power plant is the largest in Europe, with six nuclear reactors. Russia conquered it in March of this year, and has safeguarded the plant ever since.
The reason Russia took the plant is that if there was a nuclear accident with that plant, radioactive contamination would be carried by local prevailing winds, directly into Russia. The Russians don't want any radiation floating into their country.
But early this week, Ukraine began doing the unthinkable: Deliberately firing artillery shells at the plant; then made the absurd claim that Russia was firing - at their own Russian troops!
Russia even invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to come to the plant with inspectors to see exactly WHO it is that is firing at the plant. Russia said they will bring the inspectors in safely and allow them to see for themselves who is attacking the plant.
Then things got an order of magnitude worse:
Russia publicly stated that Ukraine is attempting to hit the spent fuel cooling facilities on the grounds of that plant which will cause what they described as a "nuclear catastrophe worse than Chernobyl."
By doing this, Russia says Ukraine is attempting to use the plant as a sort of Tactical Nuclear Weapon. If Ukraine can cause a nuclear accident, the levels of radiation would be very much akin to the detonation of a battlefield tactical nuke.
SO . . . . .
Russia has told Ukraine and the rest of the world that "If Ukraine causes a nuclear catastrophe by shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Russia will consider such an act to be "nuclear terrorism" and, under Russia's long-established military doctrine, such nuclear errorism would require a Russian nuclear response; Russia will respond to Ukraine's "nuclear terrorism" by firing Russian Tactical Nuclear Weapons at Ukraine."
Readers may recall that early in the Special Military Operation, illegitimate president Joe Biden publicly commented that NATO would not get involved in the Russia-Ukraine situation "unless Russia uses Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear weapons." If such weapons are used, the US and NATO say they will immediately go to war in Ukraine.
Hal Turner Analysis and Opinion
We in the West are now sitting on a sort of ticking time bomb. Russia has made its position crystal clear. If Ukraine causes a nuclear catastrophe, Russia will treat it as nuclear terrorism and hit back with tactical nukes.
The US/NATO has said they will enter the Ukraine war if such weapons are used. And so, as you read this, the only thing standing in the way of the outbreak of actual nuclear world war 3, is some dumb Ukrainian, firing GMLRS at a nuclear power plant.
Forgive me if I think we're all doomed.