Kyiv’s forces continue their attempts to cause a nuclear disaster in Zaporozhye Region by striking the nuclear plant controlled by the Russians there.
On August 11, at least ten shells launched by the Ukrainian army landed in the area of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, according to regional authorities.
According to Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporozhye Region military-civil administration, said that five shells landed near the commandant’s office at the plant, next to a welding site and a radioactive substance storage facility, causing grass in the area to catch fire. Five other shells targeted the area of the fire station beside the power plant.
Local authorities say that the strikes were likely carried out by Ukrainian multiple launch rocket systems and heavy artillery positioned in Dnepropetrovsk Region.
Fortunately, this time none of the strikes had led to fires at the reactors and no casualties had been reported.
Kyiv’s forces regularly shell the area close to the nuclear power plant and these strikes were intensified in the recent days. The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant fell under control of Russian forces in late February. The plant operates with local staff under Russian control.
Russia describes actions of the Kyiv government as “nuclear terrorism”.
In own turn, Ukrainian and pro-NATO propaganda, in accordance with its best practices, accused Russia of shelling the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant by itself.
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