The command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has moved about 1,000 troops to carry out large-scale provocations in the area of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plan, Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, said, TASS reported.

"It is reliably known that the AFU command is preparing large-scale provocations in the area of the Zaporizhzhia NPP," said Mizintsev, who heads the Russian interagency coordination headquarters for the humanitarian response in Ukraine.

According to the colonel general, a separate regiment of radioactive, chemical and biological protection troops in the number of up to 1,000 servicemen arrived in the town of Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region to carry out provocations. All of them are equipped with special kits of protective equipment for actions in conditions of radioactive contamination of the terrain, as well as technical means of RXB reconnaissance and control.

"We warn the world community and international organizations in advance about provocations being prepared by the Ukrainian authorities, which may result in a real threat to nuclear safety not only in Ukraine but also in Europe," Mizintsev stressed, adding that the Kiev regime and Western countries will blame the Russian Armed Forces for the possible consequences.