Ukraine claims Russia attacked cities near largest nuclear plant

Ukraine claims Russia attacked cities near largest nuclear plant


Ukrainian officials gave information about the war
Said- Russia is shelling near nuclear plant
Officials started by distributing iodine tablets

Kyiv Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities claimed on Saturday that Russian forces had entered Ukraine-held territory across the Dnieper River near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest missile and cannon attack. . It has also raised concerns about the safety of the said nuclear plant, which is currently under Russian occupation and has been temporarily shut down. The governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentin Reznichenko, said Nikopol and Marahnets were attacked by Grad missiles and artillery shells. The area is located 10 kilometers across the Dnieper River near the nuclear power plant.

The Russian military confiscated the nuclear plant at the start of the war and Ukrainian personnel are operating it. Both sides have been accusing each other of shelling the plant, raising fears of war and devastation in the area. Authorities on Friday began distributing iodine tablets among people living near the plant to protect themselves in case of radiation exposure. Ukraine claimed shelling a day after the plant was temporarily shut down. According to officials, the plant has been temporarily closed due to a fire in the transmission line. Recent satellite images have shown that flames have been rising from the laboratory on campus for the past several days.

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First Published: 27 August 2022, 21:09 IST


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