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    Dmitry Medvedev did not rule out a Russian retaliatory strike on nuclear facilities in Ukraine and Europe

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    On July 9, in the Bryansk region, Russian air defense systems (ADS) shot down two missiles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU), head of the region Oleksandr Bogomaz said on Sunday afternoon.

    “As a result of the fall of one of the rockets, a sawmill in the village of Bytosh was completely destroyed. There were no casualties. Operational services are working on the spot,” the governor wrote in his Telegram channel.

    Later, in the Mash Telegram channel, allegations appeared that the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to attack the Desnogorsk nuclear power plant in the Smolensk region and a military airfield in the Kaluga region with missiles:

    “Presumably by the British Storm Shadow – this is indicated by the wreckage that is right now being found at the site of their fall.

    And if this is confirmed, today’s attack will be the first recorded case of the use of NATO missiles on the Russian rear, which Ukraine guaranteed not to do.

    Both shells were shot down by Russian air defense – in the sky over the village of Bytosh, Bryansk region around 14:00. The first one fell into the field, the second – into the territory of the sawmill, ”the publication says.

    “There is nothing to be embarrassed about”

    Commenting on this information, Deputy Head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that if it is confirmed, Russia could strike at nuclear facilities in Eastern Europe:

    “If an attempt to attack the Smolensk (Desnogorsk) NPP with NATO missiles is confirmed, it is necessary to consider the scenario of a simultaneous Russian strike on the South Ukrainian NPP, Rivne NPP and Khmelnitsky NPP, as well as on nuclear facilities in Eastern Europe. There is nothing to be ashamed of, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.

    Smolensk NPP is a branch of the Rosenergoatom Concern, located 3 km from Desnogorsk on the right bank of the Desnogorsk reservoir. The distance from the station to Smolensk is about 150 km.

    At the nuclear power plant itself, it was reported that two power units are currently operating without comment, the third is under scheduled repairs, TASS reports. Military operation in Ukraine. Day 501 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Turkey of “negative consequences”… 09 July 23:55

    Recall that on Sunday morning, Russian air defense forces shot down a cruise missile in the Kerch region. Mash suggested that the Crimean bridge could be the target of the strike. Traffic on it was suspended.

    In addition, this afternoon, the air defense system shot down a missile in the Rostov region, informed the head of the region Vasily Golubev:

    “At about 12:00, a Ukrainian missile was shot down in the area between Kamensk and Donetsk. There are no victims. Shrapnel partially damaged the roof of several buildings. The damage is being specified,” he wrote in his Telegram channel.

    In May 2023, it became known that the UK handed over Storm Shadow to Ukraine – with the help of these missiles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to strike at a distance of about 250 km.

    Kyiv assured London that it would not use these weapons for strikes on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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