The authorities imposed by Russia in the region, assured today that they will reinforce the anti-aircraft defense of the plant to prevent it from being attacked
nuclear power plant Zaporizhia (NPP), in southern Ukraine and currently controlled by Russian troops, contains about 1,200 tons of radioactive fuel, whose manipulation could cause a disaster that would affect the Ukrainians and neighboring Russia. The plant, the largest in Europe, “which the Russian invaders are now threatening to blow up, contains 1,200 tons of nuclear fuel. If Russia decides to commit a terrorist attack, the nuclear disaster will affect the territories of Russia and Ukraine, assured the head of the Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Starukhin your Telegram account.
The authorities imposed by Russia in the region assured today that they will strengthen the anti-aircraft defense of the plant to prevent it from being attacked. “The anti-aircraft defense measures will be reinforced,” said the pro-Russian leader of Zaporizhia, Yevgeny Balitsky, in a statement to Russian public television. Balitski assured that currently the nuclear plant works “normally”“after the installation’s power lines and industrial buildings were repaired, damaged in an attack on August 5, which Russia blamed on kyiv forces.
This Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry assured that it was willing to facilitate a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the nuclear plant, which Russian troops control practically since the beginning of the military campaign in Ukraine. “The obvious cannot be ignored, the situation becomes more dangerous with each passing day,” said ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova. Zakharova assured that the Russian side reports daily on the status of the facility to IAEA experts.
Last Saturday, the director general of the IAEA, the Argentine Rafael Grossi, was very concerned about the bombing on Friday of the largest atomic plant in Europe and warned that he is “playing with fire” and there is a risk of a “nuclear disaster”. “.
“I am extremely concerned by yesterday’s bombing of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which underlines the very real risk of a nuclear disaster that could threaten public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond,” Grossi warned.
Ukraine for its part accused Russia of attacking the nuclear plant and creating an “extremely dangerous situation for all of Europe”.
kyiv also called for sending an international mission of experts, led by the UN nuclear agency, to the facility before the end of August.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.