Pro  Russians say one person has been killed in an attack on a town where a nuclear power plant operates

Pro Russians say one person has been killed in an attack on a town where a nuclear power plant operates

This content was published on August 14, 2022 – 4:49 p.m. August 14, 2022 – 4:49 p.m

Moscow, 14 August (EFE).- The pro-Russian authorities of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region this Sunday denounced an attack by Kiev forces on the town of Energodar, home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which left one person dead.

“Ukrainian nationalists fired rockets at a residential area in Energodar. One civilian was killed,” the pro-Russian administration of Zaporizhia said on its Telegram channel.

Another person was injured and taken to a hospital, the news added.

Russia and Ukraine yesterday accused each other of attacks on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant amid growing international concern over the plant’s safety.

“Energodar and the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are again under fire from (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy’s fighters,” said Vladimir Rogov, spokesman for the pro-Russian Zaporizhia government.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom accused Russian troops of attacking the plant and published an interview with a plant operator in which he regretted that the international community limited itself to expressing its “deep concerns” about what was happening at the center .

According to Kyiv, Russian forces are firing on the plant in a bid to shut down the part of the plant that continues to supply electricity to the south of the country.

For its part, Moscow has declared its readiness to allow experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the Zaporizhia plant, accusing Western countries and Kyiv of preventing this.

“The IAEA has long been prepared to conduct (the visit). But the so-called Western community and the Kiev regime are doing everything to prevent this,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. EFE


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