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The Ukrainian military again fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the territory near the nuclear facility. Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the Military-Civilian Administration (CMA) of the Zaporozhye region, reported this. next to the welding site and storage of radiation sources. Grass caught fire in a small area, but, fortunately, no one was injured,— he wrote in Telegram.
According to Rogov, five more strikes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine were carried out in the area of the fire station, located near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Due to the shelling at the station, it was not possible to carry out a shift change of workers, because for security reasons, buses with the personnel of the subsequent shift were turned back to Energodar. The work at the nuclear power plant until the situation normalizes will be carried out by the previous shift, said Rogov.
He specified that the Ukrainian military strikes at the nuclear power plant using MLRS and heavy artillery from the right bank of the Dnieper, from the territory of the Dnipropetrovsk region and the settlements of Nikopol, Marganets and Tomakovka.
Over the past two months, Russia and Ukraine have regularly reported shelling and damage to nuclear power plants. So, on the night of August 6-7, the nuclear power plant was fired upon from the Uragan multiple launch rocket system. from Ukraine. According to the Russian side, a post for monitoring the radiation situation and a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel fell into the affected area.
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On the morning of August 11, Rogov reported on the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of MLRS, heavy artillery and drones. According to him, the Russian military managed to repel all attacks.
The Russian Ministry of Defense warned that strikes on its territory could provoke a man-made disaster. Ivan Nechaev, deputy director of the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the shelling of the territory of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is an act of nuclear terrorism and could lead to a catastrophe, in scale exceeding the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. UN Secretary General António Guterres called the attacks on the station a “suicidal act” and urged them to stop.
The Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, Great Britain and the United States) demanded that Russia immediately transfer Zaporozhye nuclear power plant under the control of Ukraine. G7 countries believe that it is Russia's actions that “significantly increase the risk of a nuclear accident”; and “endanger the population of Ukraine, neighboring countries and the entire world community.”
Russia demanded a meeting of the UN Security Council because of the shelling of nuclear power plants, the meeting should be held on August 11. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will take part in it.
Zaporozhye NPP, located in Energodar,— Europe's largest nuclear power plant in terms of installed capacity. The Russian Armed Forces have been in control of its territory since February 28.
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