On Monday, July 18, 2022, an incident occurred at the plant

On Monday, July 18, 2022, an incident occurred at the plant


Dmytro Orlov, the mayor of Enerhodar, said several people had died and at least nine Russian soldiers had been seriously injured in an incident at the Zaporozhea nuclear power plant on Monday. He did not specify how the incident occurred.

According to him, the Russian soldiers “were transported urgently to the city hospital with injuries of varying degrees of severity. Some were hospitalized and one person was in intensive care. “

Thus, “There are also deceased people, but we cannot give their number exactly at this moment”, added Dmytro Orlov, CNN reports.

The other day, the Russian army deployed rocket launchers at the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, considered the most dangerous place in Europe today.

In this regard, the head of Energoatom (National Nuclear Power Generation Company of Ukraine), Petro Kotin, transmitted on Friday that the Russian army deployed rocket launchers on the site of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, with which it strikes in Nikopol district.

In his opinion, “Russian occupiers have installed missile firing systems on the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and from there hit the Nikipol district. The situation is extremely tense and the tension is increasing day by day. The occupants bring their machines there, including the rocket systems with which they have already hit the Dnieper River and the Nikopol territory “, Petro Kotin specified, reports the AFP news agency.

In addition, “They control the site. Heavy equipment, occupants and trucks loaded with weapons and explosives remain parked on the plant’s site, “he added, considering the pressure to make them leave” insufficient “. In this regard, he harshly criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

For his part, Maksym Shevchuk, deputy director of the State Agency for the Management of the Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, said on Friday that the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is the most dangerous place in Europe today. He said then that the International Atomic Energy Agency should put pressure on Vladimir Putin to withdraw its troops from the perimeter of the plant, given that its security is in danger.

In his statements, “As you know, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is under occupation. This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. It has six reactors with a lot of nuclear fuel. We store nuclear fuel as well as large amounts of nuclear waste. I think it is the most dangerous place in Europe and of course I think we need to put pressure on Russia.

I called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to call on Russia to abandon this goal, because of atomic energy objects, which were not designed for any kind of military action, because there are international treaties that prohibit such actions. It’s completely normal and dangerous, no one should ever do that, “Maksym Shevchuk said on Friday.