Energodar reported about the shelling of the Zaporozhye NPP by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from “Hurricanes”
The military-civilian administration of Energodar said that the rocket engine and fragments were near the operating power unit. Also in the affected area was a spent nuclear fuel storage *< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/1/17/756598739703171.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/1/17/756598739703171.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >
Zaporozhye NPP in Energodar
On the night of August 6-7, the Ukrainian military fired at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant from the Uragan multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), the radiation control post, the storage of spent nuclear fuel were in the affected area, and the fragments and the rocket engine fell no more than 400m from the operating power unit, the military-civilian administration of Energodar, where the station is located, was reported, RIA Novosti reports. caliber 220mm. When approaching the power units, the rocket managed to open up and release fragmentation submunitions. <…> Administrative buildings and the adjacent territory of the storage facility were damaged,— informed the administration.
Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration, added that the fires that arose as a result of the shelling of the power plant were extinguished, TASS writes. According to Rogov, problems with water remain due to damage to the water intake system.
On the evening of August 5, Rogov reported on the shelling of Energodar and Zaporizhzhya NPP, as a result of which a fire broke out on the territory of the station, the shells damaged two power lines. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed Rogov’s words, specifying that twenty 152-mm shells were fired from Ukraine at the city and the station.
As a result, according to the department, electricity and water supply partially disappeared in the city, and part of the nuclear power plant was de-energized. equipment of power unit No. 3, and the generated power of power unit No. 4 fell. In addition, a flare fire occurred at the hydrogen station at the nuclear power plant.
Later, the Russian military department stated that it regarded the attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant as nuclear terrorism, and warned that an accident at the plant would cause a global man-made disaster, “which, in terms of the scale of radioactive contamination, will significantly exceed the consequences of the accidents at the nuclear power plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima.”
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Head of the National Defense Control Center of Russia, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev accused the UN of obstructing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from monitoring the state of the plant.
Zaporozhye NPP &mdash ; the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. On February 28, four days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the territory of the station was controlled by Russian troops.
Also, part of the Zaporozhye region is under Russian control. Military-civilian administrations were created in the region, the ruble was introduced into circulation, Russian communications operate in the region.
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