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Ukraine, Russia again accuse each other of firing on Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

On Saturday, Kyiv and Moscow again exchanged accusations of firing at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, which is occupied by Russia and has been targeted several times a week.

“Limit your presence to the streets of Enerhoder! “We have received reports of fresh provocations from the aggressors.” The Russians, Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom, said in a telegram that Enerhodar, the city where the plant is located, was relaying a message from a local leader loyal to Kyiv.

According to the testimonies of citizens, the shelling in the direction of the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia is going on again. (…) The interval between the onset and arrival of scenes is 3 to 5 seconds”Adds a message.

For their part, occupation authorities established by Russia in the occupied territories of the Zaporizhia region accused Ukrainian forces of being behind the shooting.

“Enerhodar and Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are again under militant fire [du président ukrainien Volodymyr] Zelensky »Vladimir Rokov, a member of the pro-Russian military and civil administration, said in Telegram.

The projectiles fell “In the areas located on the banks of the Dnieper and the power plant”He said without reporting any loss of life or damage.

Dnieper River (Dnipro, in Ukrainian) separates areas in Russian hands from areas controlled by Ukrainian authorities.

A series of bombings, which both sides blame on each other, have targeted the Zaporizhia power plant since last week, raising fears of a nuclear holocaust and prompting a U.N. have provoked a meeting of the Security Council.

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On August 5, the first strikes hit a particularly high-voltage power line transformer, causing Europe’s largest nuclear power plant reactor no. 3 was automatically stopped and its emergency generators started. The latest strikes on Thursday damaged a pumping station and sensors for measuring radiation.

Ukrainian officials, backed by their Western allies, have called for the demilitarization of the region and the withdrawal of Russian troops who have occupied the site since March, Volodymyr Zelensky condemned. “The Russian Nuclear Threat”.

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