Ukrainian drone hits Zaporozhye nuclear power plant – local authorities – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union


The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was attacked by a Ukrainian drone on Thursday, local authorities said. There was no leak, however, they reassured the public.

The explosive-laden UAV crashed into the plant’s supporting infrastructure, Zaporozhye region administration chief Evgeny Balitsky told Channel 1. “He didn’t hit the reactor. The reactor is out of danger. he added.

The Zaporozhye nuclear facility, Europe’s largest, and the nearby town of Energodar have come under repeated missile and artillery strikes in recent weeks, which Moscow has blamed on kyiv. He also said Russian forces repelled several attempts to take over the plant by Ukrainian saboteurs.

Russia has repeatedly warned that continued bombing of the nuclear site could cause a catastrophe that would overshadow the Chernobyl incident in 1986 and affect many countries in Europe. Earlier this month, the last of six operating reactors at the plant was shut down for safety reasons.

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Ukraine claims that Russia has turned the factory into a military base and is hitting it itself, in order to shift the blame to kyiv.

Along with the Donbass republics and the Kherson region, Zaporozhye voted to join Russia in a referendum that concluded earlier this week. The leaders of these regions have already sent requests to Moscow to become part of the Russian state.

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