Ukraine accuses Russian military of bombing nuclear power plant site

Ukraine accuses Russian military of bombing nuclear power plant site

This Monday, September 19, the Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom accused Russia of having bombed the site of the Pivdennonooukrainsk power plant, in the south of the country, raising fears once again of a nuclear incident.

On September 19, 2022, at 0:20 a.m. local time (9:20 p.m. GMT Sunday), the Russian army bombed the industrial zone of the Pivdennonooukrainsk nuclear power plant “, indicated the Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom, Monday, on Telegram. “ A powerful explosion occurred just 300 meters from the reactors “, he specified. ” Currently, the three reactors of the plant operate in regular mode “Assured the public operator that the bombardment did not cause any deaths or injuries.

The strike blew out about 100 windows in the power station building and caused a brief disconnection of three high-voltage lines at the power station, according to the same source.

Russia endangers the whole world »

Russia endangers the whole world. We have to stop it until it’s too late “, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky launched on Telegram, who broadcast black and white surveillance video showing a big explosion.

Another Ukrainian nuclear power plant, that of Zaporijjia, the largest in Europe and occupied by Russian troops, had already been targeted by bombardments in recent months, causing great concern in the West. Kyiv and Moscow have blamed each other for the strikes and accused each other of risking a nuclear incident.

(with AFP)