Ukraine reported damage to administrative buildings at a nuclear power plant after a Russian attack

A building damaged by a Russian attack. Aleksandr Gusev/Sopa Images Via / Dpa (Aleksandr Gusev/Sopa Images Via /)

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine denounced today that the Russian attack last morning with drones caused damage to several administrative and residential buildings at the nuclear power plant in the region of Khmelnytskyyin western Ukraine.

“At night, the enemy attacked an area near the Khmelnitsky Atomic Power Plant. As a result of the explosion, the windows of administrative and logistics buildingsreads a statement from the Ministry, which also speaks of damage to “a laboratory.”

According to this source, 1,860 consumers have been left without electricity in the area as a result of the damage that the transmission lines have also suffered.

Russia attacked last night with 11 Shahed kamikaze drones several regions of central, southern and western Ukraine. All the drones were intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses, according to kyiv, but fragments of the destroyed devices caused material damage in some areas.

In the case of Khmelnytskyy, regional authorities reported damage to a “critical infrastructure”, without giving more details about the affected facility.

A Russian drone is seen during an attack with Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), amid Russia's attack on Ukraine.  REUTERS/Roman Petushkov/File Photo
A Russian drone is seen during an attack with Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine. REUTERS/Roman Petushkov/File Photo (STRINGER/)

Besides, Ukraine This Tuesday he thanked all the Russian citizens and military who opposed the war launched by Vladimir Putin and they joined his fight for “cleansing” the country of “invaders”. To do this, they voluntarily renounced their citizenship.

“Some of these citizens, who are already ‘former Russians’ and rejected the Russian passport, they are fighting as part of units that, together with the security and defense forces of Ukraine, are cleansing our land from Russian invaders,” said the head of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defense, Andrei Yusov.

“Those who voluntarily crossed over to the side of Ukraine are free citizens. Some of them expressed the desire to be exchanged, others have given up,” she added.

He then paid tribute to those who died in the fighting and remembered them for their brave work in pursuit of “the independence and freedom of Ukraine.”

These people, who decided to go against Putin, are protected by the Geneva Conventionhe International human right and for one’s own Ukraine, as a democratic and lawful State, Yusov explained. In that sense, he mentioned the plan developed by Volodimir Zelensky’s Government that welcomes those who lay down their weapons and decide to be on the right side.

On the other hand, he recognized that the enemy’s presence in his country is still high, so in occupied territory there are already more than 400,000 the soldiers from Moscow. This allows them to carry out far-reaching and simultaneous operations, in different parts of the front.

“They have enough troops to launch different operations in different sections of the front,” he declared of this “considerable” figure.

He also warned that Russia is sending more weapons for these troops and that the mobilization of personnel to these areas has not stopped, to reinforce the Army and replace those who are injured or die.

(With information from EFE)