The representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova warned on Saturday that Ukraine’s drone attacks on Russian nuclear facilities “they can lead to disaster in Europe”.

In a statement on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Zakharova spoke of Ukraine’s attack on the Russian nuclear plant in Kursk, saying that Kiev “started the path of nuclear terrorism”.

“It is not the first time that Kiev threatens the security of the Kursk nuclear power plant. In August 2022, as a result of the actions of Ukrainian saboteurs, the pylons of the power lines were damaged, which created risks for the safe operation of the factory,” he argued as reported by the Anatoli news agency.

Zakharova called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UN to pay attention to such actions.

Russia, for its part, “strongly condemns Ukraine’s malicious plans to actively use terrorist methods against Russian nuclear power plants, which could lead to in a large-scale nuclear disaster in Europe,” he said.

Moscow said on Friday that a Ukrainian drone exploded just a few kilometers outside the Kursk nuclear power plant, which is near Russia’s border with Ukraine.

As a result, a residential building was damaged, but there were no casualties, according to local authorities.