Russian missiles flew low over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine (Reuters / file) (Stringer ./)

Two cruise missiles launched by Russian troops they have flown low this monday the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plantin southern Ukraine, considered the largest in Europe, reported the state company that manages it, Energoatom.

“Today, at 06:41 and 06:46, two enemy cruise missiles flew low over the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the direction of the city” of the same name, he indicated in the statement released by the company on its Telegram channel.

Those responsible for Energoatom added that “later, it was confirmed explosions caused by Russian cruise missiles in (the city of) Zaporizhzhia” which is located a few kilometers from the nuclear power plant, clarifies the statement.

For the Ukrainian company, the missile launches show that “Russian nuclear terrorism is on the rise and the threat becomes more apparent”.

Energoatom stressed that Russia exposes the entire world to the danger of a new nuclear catastrophe 36 years after the tragedy recorded at the also Ukrainian Chernobyl plant.

Low-altitude missile overflight just above the ZNPP (Nuclear Power Plant) site, where seven nuclear facilities with a huge amount of nuclear material are located, poses enormous risks”, the company reiterated.

“After all, missiles can damage one or more nuclear facilities, posing a threat of atomic and radiation catastrophe to the entire world”, underlined, for his part, the general director of the energy company, Petro Kotin.

A damaged administrative building at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in March (Energoatom/Handout via REUTERS)
A damaged administrative building at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in March (Energoatom/Handout via REUTERS) (Handout ./)

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is the atomic power plant largest in Europe and among the three largest in the world. It was captured by the Russian army on the night of March 4 and is still under their control.

The Russians maintain heavy equipment and ammunition at the nuclear plant facility, having literally transformed the facility into a military baseaccording to the Ukrainian authorities.

The Russians, according to these sources, also terrorize the personnel and the population of the satellite city of the plant.

local agency ukrinform He had reported hours before the impact of two missiles in the city of Zaporizhzhia whose damage is being evaluated.

(With information from EFE)


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