Moscow and kyiv accuse each other of bombing the Zaporizhia power plant | War in Ukraine
< p class="styled__StyledLegend-sc-v64krj-0 cfqhYM">The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, is occupied by Russian forces.
Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Sunday of bombing the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, located in southern Ukraine and militarily occupied by the Russian army.
The kyiv regime does not stop provocations in order to create the threat of a disaster at the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement .
On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian forces fired more than 20 large-caliber shells at the plant, the statement said.
< p class="e-p">These notably exploded between energy blocks number 4 and 5, and targeted the roof of a special building located near these blocks, according to the same source.
This special building notably houses a nuclear fuel depot, said an official of the Russian nuclear electricity producer, Rosenergoatom, Renat Kartchaa, quoted by the official TASS agency.
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Despite these bombings, the level of radiation in the area of the plant remains within the norm, the statement underlines.
For its part, the Ukrainian nuclear agency accused the Russia for bombing the plant site.
On this morning of Nov. 20, 2022, following heavy Russian bombardment, at least 12 strikes were recorded at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant site, Energoatom said, accusing the Russians of once again blackmailing nuclear power and [to] put the whole world in danger.
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has made status on Sunday of the powerful explosions that occurred in this area.
“The information is extremely disturbing. Explosions have occurred at the site of this large nuclear power plant, which is totally unacceptable. »
— Rafael Grossi, Director General of the IAEA
Russia, which has been carrying out an offensive in Ukraine since February 24, is militarily occupying the territory of the plant and Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded its annexation, as well as that of four Ukrainian regions.
For several months, Moscow and kyiv have accused each other of bombing on the site, under Russian control, but located not far from the front line.