Russian Troops Die in Mystery “Incident” – What Happened?
(NewsReady.com) – The Russian war on Ukraine is still raging five months after it began. Thousands of people have lost their lives in the conflict, including soldiers from the invading military. Recently, more troops died in an incident at a nuclear plant.
On July 18, Russian troops stationed at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant were hospitalized after an “unexplained incident.” The Daily Mail reported Dmytro Orlov, mayor of Enerhodar, Ukraine, said the military members were “so scared that they ran around in a panic.” Nine soldiers are reportedly in the hospital recovering, and an unknown number are dead.
9 Russian occupiers in Zaporizhzhia NPP are hospitalized, some killed after "incident"
Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov does not name the incident but said that as a result of it, the number of Russians at the occupied nuclear station "physically decreased" https://t.co/dR3w62OYTF pic.twitter.com/Ikw1Dmk0WS
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) July 18, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces are allegedly storing missile systems and weapons at the plant. More than 500 of his troops have been at the plant, which provides 20% of Ukraine’s electricity.
The latest incident isn’t the first time invading forces have made a mistake at a nuclear plant. In April, many fell sick from radiation poisoning after digging trenches around the Chernobyl plant, the location of one of the worst disasters in history.
Russia has been very secretive about the number of its troops that have died. There are estimates that 50,000 of the country’s soldiers have been killed, wounded, or captured since the fighting began. Russia’s official toll has not been updated since March, when it was placed at 1,351.
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