Special operation, August 7: Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
…On Sunday night, the Ukrainian military fired from the Uragan MLRS at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar . Fragments and a rocket engine fell no more than 400 meters from the operating power unit of the station. When approaching the power units, the rocket managed to open up and release fragmentation submunitions. The area of the dry storage of spent nuclear fuel and the post of automated control of the radiation situation turned out to be in the affected area. Striking elements damaged the administrative buildings and the adjacent territory of the storage facility.
Kiev ‘s strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, in the event of damage to the power unit, threaten the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents of Ukraine, foreign Europe , and Asia , RIA Novosti was told in the administration of Energodar.The interlocutor of the agency stressed that the wind rose in this region is directed mainly to the north-west, and in the event of a man-made disaster, the cities of Nikopol, Zaporozhye , Krivoy Rog , as well as most of the western regions of Ukraine, will be in the radius of radiation damage first of all.The head of the
IAEA , Rafael Grossi , earlier expressed concern over the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. According to him, military actions that put the safety of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in jeopardy are “completely unacceptable and must be prevented at any cost.” Grossi stressed that he was ready to lead the mission of IAEA experts on safety, protection and safeguards at nuclear power plants. Since the beginning of the special operation, Ukrainian troops have made attempts to attack the territory of the nuclear power plant several times. As a result of several artillery attacks, a fire broke out on the spot, two power lines were cut off, which are necessary for the operation of power units. At the nuclear power plant, part of the equipment of power unit No. 3 was de-energized, and the generated power of power unit No. 4 was reduced.The leadership of the IAEA is aware of the risks associated with the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by Ukrainian troops, but does not take real measures to stop them, said the head of the administration of the Zaporizhzhya region Yevhen Balitsky .