Ukraine shells the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
No personnel were injured, and radiation levels were normal.
Ukrainian troops have shelled the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) with massive artillery shelling, damaging strategic facilities, according to an advisor to the head of Rosenergoatom, which is a subsidiary of Rosatom, a Russian nuclear energy company.
"The Ukrainian military launched a massive strike directly at the station. Twelve rockets were fired. It is known that six of them hit the cooling system of reactors, two — hit the dry cask storage [of radioactive waste]. The consequences of the shelling cannot be determined yet since the risk of repeated attacks remains," Renat Karchaa said.
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Karchaa noted that none of the Zaporozhye NPP personnel were injured.
The ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, located on the left bank of the Dnieper River.
In August, Kiev launched an artillery strike on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the suburbs of Enerhodar using long-range weapons given to Kiev by western countries.
In October, Ukrainian authorities began planning for another offensive on Zaporozhye, "for the near future": "In addition to amassing troops to the front line, videos are now being widely filmed for the Western consumers with stories about what the Zaporozhye region is, how and why it should be 'liberated.' This is clearly being done in order to solicit for even more weapons for criminal intentions," senior official in the Zaporozhye Region Vladimir Rogov said.
Earlier this month, Rogov revealed that Polish mercenaries and members of the Ukrainian nationalist Kraken Regiment are fighting alongside the Ukraine on the Zaporozhye front.
"These are the Nazis who were brought here from Kharkov," he indicated.
Moscow and Kiev cast blames on each other
The two countries accused each other of shelling the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which is currently under Russian control.
Kiev "does not stop its provocations aiming at creating the threat of a man-made catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant", the Russian army said in a statement on Sunday.
Despite the explosions, the army revealed that the radiation levels continue to be "normal."