War in opposition to Ukraine: Russia reviews assault on Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant | EUROtoday

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As of: April 7, 2024 9:42 p.m

Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant with drones, injuring a number of workers. Ukraine denies an assault on the reactor, which is below Russian management.

According to Russian info, three workers have been injured within the shelling of the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant in southeastern Ukraine. The Russian nuclear firm Rosatom stated there was a Ukrainian assault close to the facility plant's canteen in addition to on a loading zone and the dome of the nuclear energy plant's sixth reactor.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated its specialists had been knowledgeable of the drone assault. There have been three “direct hits” on the ability. The harm to Unit 6 didn’t endanger nuclear security, nevertheless it was a critical incident that jeopardized the integrity of the reactor's containment system, stated authority chief Rafael Grossi.

IAEA warns of doable penalties

Grossi as soon as once more warned of the dangers of such assaults and known as for any actions that might endanger nuclear safety to be prevented. Such “reckless attacks significantly increase the risk of a serious nuclear accident and must stop immediately.”

Ukraine denies assault

Meanwhile, Andriy Yusov, spokesman for the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, stated that Kiev had nothing to do with the incidents on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant. “Ukraine is not involved in any armed provocations on the territory of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant illegally occupied by Russia,” he stated. Russian assaults, together with simulations of Ukrainian assaults on the territory of the Ukrainian nuclear energy plant, are a long-known felony apply of the invaders.

Nuclear energy plant below Russian management

Russia's assault troops occupied Europe's largest nuclear energy plant quickly after starting their invasion of Ukraine. The governments in Kiev and Moscow have repeatedly accused one another of assaults on the ability. In this context, the IAEA had warned a number of instances of a possible nuclear disaster. The six reactors on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant have been shut down for months, however electrical energy and expert personnel are wanted to function the cooling techniques.

Ukraine reviews deaths from shelling

According to Ukrainian reviews, three folks have been killed by Russian shelling within the Zaporizhzhia area. A home within the front-line city of Hulyaypole, the place the victims have been staying, was hit by a bullet, stated regional governor Ivan Fedorov. Accordingly, two folks have been later injured by additional bombings in Hulyaypole.

In the Kharkiv area in northeastern Ukraine, Governor Oleh Synyehubow reported three folks injured in a Russian assault. In the Russian border area of Belgorod, a lady additionally died when particles from a downed Ukrainian drone fell on a automobile wherein she was sitting along with her household, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov stated through Telegram. Four different folks have been injured.