As Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, launched on February 24, continue, the Ukrainian army said that Russian forces struck near Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
The Ukrainian army said in a statement, “Explosion in Energodar. Russian forces are bombing residential areas of the city. Civilians’ cars and houses are on fire. One of the building’s apartments is thought to have been hit. Information about the loss of life and the extent of the destruction is being clarified.”
ZELENSKY SAID BLACKSTAY
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy evaluated the attacks in Zaporizhia and its surroundings as ‘blackmail’.
Zelenskiy said, “They are constantly provocations with the bombardment of nuclear power plants, they are trying to draw their additional forces in this direction to blackmail our state and the entire free world. Every Russian soldier who opens fire on the power plant or uses the power plant as a shield is special for our intelligence, our secret service, our army. He must understand that he has become a target.”
DISCONNECTED WITH THE ELECTRICAL MAINS
Ukrainian State Nuclear Power Company Energoatom reported on August 25 that the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant was disconnected from the electricity grid for the first time in history.
Russia, on the other hand, claimed that the power plant was attacked by Ukraine and made a statement, “We condemn the attacks of Ukraine”.
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