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externalISW: Russia may attempt to reframe invasion of Ukraine as 'counterterrorism operation'

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by The Kyiv Independent news deskSeptember 28, 2022 5:56 am

The Institute for the Study of War said in its latest assessment that Russian officials may try to justify their occupation of soon-to-be-annexed Ukrainian territory as a “counterterrorism operation.” Sergey Aksyonov, the Russian-appointed head of Crimea, said on Sept. 26 that Russian officials may temporarily shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant while conducting their "counterterrorism operations" in newly-annexed territories, citing a Russian federal law that allows for the suspension of radiological facilities during counterterrorism efforts. 

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