According to authorities, explosions can be heard around Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russian troops. The nuclear power plant area, located in Enerhodar, and residential areas were bombed 25 times with heavy artillery, crew representative Vladimir Rogov said on his Telegram blog on Monday. So grenades hit there. According to Ukrainian mayor Dmytro Orlov, who fled Enerhodar, explosions were heard.
Ukraine accuses Russia of “nuclear terrorism” with the bombing. Crew representative Rogov said Ukrainian “terrorists” would fire the shots. He had also already proposed a ceasefire. Ukraine has demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from the biggest European power plant. Russia refuses to hand over the nuclear plant. According to Kyiv, it has already attacked the site of the plant with combat drones.
Ukraine has accused Russian troops of using the nuclear plant as a stronghold to fire on the small towns of Nikopol and Marhanets, across the Dnipro dam. Russia, on the other hand, claims that Ukraine is bombing the facility with drones, heavy artillery and rocket launchers. In most cases, the Russian air force intercepts the projectiles, he said. However, infrastructure has already been hit in the area of the nuclear waste storage facility. According to experts, the increase in radioactivity has not yet been recorded.