Moscow accuses Kyiv of carrying out an attack on the site of a nuclear power plant

Russian diplomacy on Thursday, July 21, blamed the drone attacks on the Kiev base this week. Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, in southern Ukraine, under the control of Kremlin forces since March. “This confirms the will of the Ukrainian authorities, creating the conditions for a nuclear catastrophe not only on their territory, but throughout Europe.Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press conference. It did not report any damage that could jeopardize the site’s nuclear security.

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According to him, Ukrainian forces carried out a drone attack on Monday.A few tens of meters from the structures essential to the safety of the plant, the spent nuclear fuel tank and the reactor coolant tank.“. The spokesman added that Kyiv had hit the site again on Wednesday. Russian media published images of what it said were smoke plumes in the city of Energodar, where the plant is located. AFP was unable to verify this information from an independent source.

Maria Zakharova said Moscow contacted the International Atomic Energy Agency’s secretariat after the two incidents. Last week, Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom accused Russia’s military of installing missile launchers at the site of the Zaporijjia power plant, Europe’s largest. According to Energoatom, about 500 Russian soldiers are on site. When the plant was taken over in early March, the Russian military opened fire on buildings at the site, already raising the risk of a major nuclear accident.

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