Ukraine: nuclear power plant site bombed

Ukraine: nuclear power plant site bombed

Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom on Monday accused Russia of bombing the site of the Pivdnoukransk power plant in the country’s south, raising fears of a nuclear incident once again.

,On September 19, 2022 at 12:20 a.m. local time (11:20 a.m. HB Sunday), Russian forces opened fire on the industrial area of ​​the Pvdnoukrinsk Nuclear Power Plant.”, Energoatom said on Telegram.

“A powerful explosion occurred just 300 meters from the reactors,” he said. “At present, three reactors of the plant are operating in regular mode“, assured the public operator that there were no deaths or injuries from the bombing.

Russia put the whole world in danger

According to the same source, the strike blew out about 100 windows in the power station building and caused a brief disconnection of three high-voltage lines at the power station. “Russia puts the whole world at risk. We must stop it until it’s too late“, launched on Telegram to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who broadcast a black-and-white surveillance video showing a massive explosion.

Another Ukrainian nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe and that of Russian troops-occupied Zaporizhia, had already been targeted by bombings in recent months, causing great concern in the West. Kyiv and Moscow have blamed each other for the attacks and accused each other of risking a nuclear incident.

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