“In the Kursk region Ukrainian saboteurs blew up the supports of the transmission lines – wrote the Russian TASS, citing Federal Security Service. The information is to concern the lines connecting the Kursk nuclear power plant with the power grid.

In turn, the RIA Novosti agency reported that attacks on supporting structures had taken place August 4, 9 and 12. “They blew up the power line poles they used Kursk Nuclear Power Plant it supplies industrial, logistic and social infrastructure facilities as well as the population of the Kursk Oblast and neighboring regions “.

“The actions of the saboteurs led to violations of the technological process of the operation of a nuclear power plant“- says the FSB.

Russian authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a “terrorist attack” and the perpetrators are being searched for. In addition, the Russian National Guard is expected to strengthen the protection of nuclear facilities.

The power plant is located approx 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Russian border. Its construction started in 1972, and energy production began in 1977.

Initially, two power units of the RBMK-1000 type were built there – exactly the same as at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Two more new generation units were built in the 1980s.