Ukraine: Russia shelling Nikopol, Dnipro from captured nuclear plant

Ukraine’s atomic energy agency says Russia is using Europe’s largest nuclear power plant to store weapons and shell the surrounding regions of Nikopol and Dnipro that were hit on Saturday.

Petro Kotin, president of Ukrainian nuclear agency Energoatom, called the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant “extremely tense” with up to 500 Russian soldiers controlling the plant.

The plant in southeast Ukraine has been under Russian control since the early weeks of Moscow’s invasion, though it is still operated by Ukrainian staff.

“The occupiers bring their machinery there, including missile systems, from which they already shell the other side of the river Dnipro and the territory of Nikopol,” he said in a Ukrainian television interview.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2022/7/16/russia-ukraine-latest-updates-moscows-missiles-kill-3-in-dnipro

 

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