The Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom accused Russia on Monday, September 19 of having bombed the site of the Pivdennonooukrainsk power plant, in the south of the country, raising fears once again of a nuclear incident.
“On September 19, 2022, at 12:20 a.m. local time, the Russian army bombed the industrial zone of the Pivdennonooukrainsk nuclear power plant”Energoatom said on Telegram. “A powerful explosion occurred just 300 meters from the reactors”he specified. “Currently, the three reactors of the plant are operating in regular mode”assured the public operator that the bombardment did not cause any deaths or injuries.
Security, supply… These questions about nuclear power plants in Ukraine
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Web Pole – BERNARD – 19-09-2022
“Russia endangers the whole world”
The strike blew out about 100 windows in the power station building and caused a brief disconnection of three high-voltage lines at the power station, according to the same source.
“Russia endangers the whole world. We have to stop it until it’s too late.”launched Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Telegram, who released a black and white surveillance video showing a large explosion.
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Another Ukrainian nuclear power plant, that of Zaporijia, the largest in Europe and occupied by Russian troops, had already been targeted by bombardments in recent months, causing great concern in the West.
Kyiv and Moscow have blamed each other for the strikes and accused each other of risking a nuclear incident.