The Ukrainian agency UNIAN, citing reports from Russian propaganda media, announced on Thursday that Russia is threatening to suspend the operation of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It is occupied by Russian forces, and recently the area adjacent to the facility has come under intense fire from the Russians.
During the press conference on Thursday, General Igor Kirillov, commander of the radiological, chemical and biological defense forces of the Russian Federation, spoke about the possible suspension of operation of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
– I would like to note that in the event of another negative development of the situation related to the launch of a nuclear power plant before UkraineKirillov said, the issue of disconnecting the fifth and sixth power units may arise, which will lead to the closure of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant is located in southern Ukraine Captured by Russian forces The night of March 3-4. There are stationed Russian soldiers and employees of the Russian company Rosatom. The Russians also deployed military equipment in the occupied area.
In recent days, there have been many shells in the vicinity of the power plant by the Russians. According to the authorities in Kyiv, this poses a serious risk of a nuclear catastrophe.
RIA Nowosti, UNIAN, tvn24.pl
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