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Ukraine: Russia is utilising the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a base.

In this article we have provided information about how russia is using nuclear power plant as a base.

According to the CEO of Ukraine’s nuclear power corporation, Russian forces occupying the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station have turned the facility into a military base from which to assault Ukrainian positions.

The plant was under “huge” threat, but it was still safe, Petro Kotin told the BBC.

Russia and Ukraine have been blaming one another for attacks on the station. OnEurope’s largest nuclear plant, for days now, heightening fears of a serious accident.

Russian forces have controlled the complex since the beginning of March, although Ukrainian technicians continue to run it.

Over the weekend, Ukraine accused Russian forces of bombing the Soviet-era plant. Claiming three radiation monitors were damaged and two personnel were hospitalised with shrapnel wounds.

Enerhoatom’s CEO, Mr. Kotin, made unconfirmed accusations that 500 Russian military were stationed at the factory and had set up rocket launchers nearby.Because nobody from Ukraine is likely to take action, “They [Russian soldiers] utilise it [the power plant] like a shield against the Ukrainian military,” Mr. Kotin stated.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces declare, “We are not going to kill our people, our staff, and damage our infrastructure because we know that these are Ukrainian troops, this is a Ukrainian plant, and there are Ukrainian people [there].”


Mr. Kotin claimed that the workers at the plant were put under stress and in danger. Some had even been kidnapped, beaten, and tortured.

He claimed that Russia has intentions to cut the plant off from the Ukrainian grid. Later connect it to its own system in the future.

Oleksandr Sayuk, the mayor of Nikopol, which is located on the other side of the Dnipro River. He Claimed to the BBC last week that Russian forces shelled his city “nearly every night”. Also stated that the nuclear plant’s security personnel were behind the attacks.


The tensions have increased calls for the facility to be open to international inspectors.

“Any attack [on] a nuclear plant is a suicidal thing,” declared UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia’s actions “nuclear terrorism.”

In his evening address on Sunday. Mr. Zelensky stated that “there is no such nation in the world that could feel safe when a terrorist state shoots at a nuclear plant.”

However, Russia refuted the charges and claimed that the strikes were the work of Ukrainian forces. According to the nation’s defence ministry, the shelling had damaged a high-voltage power cable. A Washington-based think tank called the Institute for the Study of War. And claimed last week that Russia was exploiting Western concerns. It was about a nuclear disaster by building the facility, “presumably in an effort to weaken Western will to offer military support” to Ukraine.




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