Russian forces have reported an attack by a Ukrainian drone on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in the south of the country. The drone is said to have been shot down and landed on the reactor’s protective casing. The Russian occupation authority in Enerhodar reported this to the Russian state news agencies. The claim cannot be independently verified.
According to the Russians, the drone was planning to attack a depot of spent fuel rods. The Russians occupied Europe’s largest nuclear power plant shortly after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For weeks, both sides of the conflict accused each other of bombing the complex, thus increasing the risk of a nuclear disaster.
But after the previous explosions around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, no increase in radiation levels was observed. Authorities in Kyiv and Moscow said earlier on Sunday. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the radiation is normal. A similar statement was made by the Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom.
On Sunday, Moscow said there were two artillery attacks It was Saturday. And so one shell fell close to reactor No. 6, and the other to a pumping station responsible for cooling. These allegations cannot be independently verified.
Another emergency shutdown was implemented Thursday at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Both parties said the cause was a damaged power line. In the meantime, Two reactors reconnected On the web.
The Russian military also confirmed that it attacked the city of Zaporizhia across the Dnieper River with “high-precision weapons”. According to Moscow, a room in which helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force are being repaired was hit.
In addition, the mayor of the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol reported the destruction of a Russian army base in the southeastern city.
Watch also. A few days ago, the nuclear power plant was “completely disconnected” from the power grid
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