War in Ukraine: Country should be ‘ready for anything’ over Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

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THE Ukraine she should be prepared for “all scenarios” regarding him nuclear power plant of Zaporizhia, which is controlled by Russian army and it has been done repeatedly bombing targetthe country’s interior minister warned yesterday (17/8).

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Moscow and Kyiv have blamed each other for the bombings that hit Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which has been controlled by the Russians since March. These strikes heighten the fear of a major nuclear disaster in Europe.

“No one could have predicted that Russian forces would target the nuclear reactors with the help of tanks. This has never happened before” said the Denis Monastirski found in the city of Zaporizhia, which is about 50 kilometers from the nuclear facilities.

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After attending an exercise on providing first aid in the event of a nuclear accident, the Ukrainian minister said: “We have to prepare for all possible scenarios”, calling Russia a “terrorist state”. “As long as Russia controls the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the risk is great,” he stressed.

Dozens of Ukrainian firefighters and rescuers took part in the exercise, which took place in hot conditions. They were equipped with gas masks and special suits and trained in how to evacuate the injured and decontaminate vehicles.

The director of Energoatom, the Ukrainian nuclear power company, Petro Kotin, estimates that there are 500 Russian soldiers and about 50 military vehicles, including tanks, at the station. “The worst thing is that for two or three weeks they have put the vehicles in the engine room of units 1 and 2”said Kotin, who was previously the facility’s director.

Ukraine has argued for weeks that Moscow is storing heavy weapons at the station. He also says the Russians are bombing the station to blame Kyiv. Russia, for its part, claims that the Ukrainians have launched attacks on the station, including with drones, causing fires.

Source: News Beast

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