The Ukrainian nuclear agency said on On Friday it was recording an increase in radiation levels from the site of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant power plant.
Agency experts did not provide exact radiation levels, but said the change was due to the movement of heavy military equipment in the area raising radioactive dust in air.
Presidential advisers meanwhile said that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was still in the capital Kyiv.
“The basic scenario of Russia special the operation is clear. The sole goal – take Kyiv and kill Ukrainian authorities,” said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office, adding that President Zelenskyy is a target.
Russia has denied the development saying that Moscow will deploy paratroopers to help keep the Chernobyl nuclear plant closed power factory, a spokesperson for The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
Radiation levels at the plant are normal, the spokesperson said during a briefing.