IAEA to issue report on mission to Zaporozhye, Kiev strikes ZNPP again
The findings of the IAEA mission will be released on Tuesday, September 6.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi will issue a report about the findings of the agency's mission to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) on Tuesday, according to the IAEA.
"Director General @rafaelmgrossi will on Tuesday issue a report about the safety, security, and safeguards situation in #Ukraine — including findings from his mission to the #ZNPP — and later the same day brief the @UN Security Council (#UNSC) about the mission to the plant," IAEA tweeted.
#Ukraine informed IAEA that a back-up power line between #Zaporizhzhya NPP & a thermal power station was deliberately disconnected to extinguish a fire. The line was not damaged & for safety #ZNPP is receiving electricity from its sole operating reactor. https://t.co/leL4knrZWn pic.twitter.com/UuACtl6d4k— IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency (@iaeaorg) September 5, 2022
Today, Monday, the Energodar administration reported that a new strike by Kiev's forces hit the special building of Zaporozhye NPP, and a tank with distilled water in the immediate vicinity of the second power unit was also damaged.
"According to information from the military-civilian administration of the city of Energodar, artillery strikes were recorded in the following places: a special building of the nuclear power plant, a communication ceiling to the right of the special building, and a concrete fence. A container with distilled water in the immediate vicinity of the second power unit was damaged. There were no casualties," the statement says.
According to experts, there is until now threat to the technological process. Emergency services are currently dealing with the aftermath of the strike on the nuclear power plant territory.
Energodar and the Zaporozhye plant have been under Russian control since early March and had operated without interruption until July when drone and artillery assaults began. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, 29 strikes on the Zaporozhye complex have taken place since July 18, including 120 artillery shells and 16 kamikaze drones.
Ukraine troops, mercenaries fail in taking control of ZNPP
Russia's Ministry of Defense confirmed that Ukraine made another attempt to take over the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant on Friday. The ministry revealed some information about Ukraine's failed operation.
More than 40 motor boats, divided into two groups, carried over 150 Ukrainian special operations forces in addition to foreign mercenaries.
According to the ministry, the troops tried to land on the coast of the Kakhovka dam not far from Energodar where the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is located.
Quickly detected by the Russian forces, the troops were targeted by Su-30 jets and Ka-52 attack helicopters, sinking around 20 boats. As the surviving troops were retreating, they were targeted by Russian artillery.
Moscow reported the deaths of 47 Ukrainian service personnel, including 10 foreign mercenaries, and at least 20 wounded.