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In the latest wave of fighting near nuclear plants that has raised fears of a radiation emergency, Kyiv has accused Russia of targeting Ukraine’s second-largest nuclear plant in the country’s war-torn south.
At the same time, the Kremlin categorically denied accusations that its troops committed mass murders in the newly captured territory in eastern Ukraine and said that Kyiv’s claims about the discovery of mass graves are untrue.
NAEK Energoatom said that the Russian army “launched a missile attack” on the industrial site of the Southern Ukrainian NPP, resulting in a “powerful explosion” about 300 meters (985 feet) from the reactors. Fortunately, no. one employee of the power plant was injured, Energoatom reports.
Attacks near Ukrainian nuclear facilities have prompted calls for demilitarization of the neighborhood by Ukraine and its Western allies.
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied region of Ukraine, home to Europe’s largest nuclear facility, has drawn attention amid widespread allegations of attacks.
More than 100 windows at the plant’s headquarters were broken in the strike, but the agency, which released photos of broken glass around the blown-out frames, said the reactors were still functioning normally.
“We must stop”, Russia
The fighting erupted at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began in late February and has been centered in the northern area of Chernobyl, where the 1986 explosion contaminated large parts of the area.
President Volodymyr explained Monday’s attack in the south of the Mykolaiv region by Russia, saying that it led to a short-term loss of electricity at the complex.