The Ministry of Defense announced an artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP

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Russian Defense Ministry: Ukrainian troops shelled the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/925x520_crop/media/img/8/97/756597128547978.png” alt=”The Ministry of Defense announced an artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP” />

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The Ministry of Defense confirmed the information about the artillery strike on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP. According to the agency, twenty 152-mm shells were fired from Ukraine on the territory of the nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar.

The shelling was conducted by one of the units of the 45th artillery brigade of the Ukrainian troops from firing positions near the village of Marganets, the Ministry of Defense reported. At the nuclear power plant, part of the equipment of power unit number three has been de-energized, the generated power of power unit number four has been reduced, — the department said in a statement. A flare fire occurred at the hydrogen station at the nuclear power plant, which was quickly eliminated.

The Ministry of Defense emphasizes that the shelling could have led to a radiation accident: “Fortunately, Ukrainian shells did not hit the nearby oil and oil facilities and an oxygen station, which prevented a larger fire and a possible radiation accident at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.”

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, previously reported about the shelling of the nuclear power plant . According to him, after that, a fire broke out on the territory of the station, two power lines were damaged.

Zaporozhye NPP — the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It is located in the city of Energodar. On February 28, four days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had taken the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant under control.

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