A police officer stands at the bottom of a shell crater left by a Russian military attack on a Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant complex in Yuzhnoukrainsk

nuclear terrorism“. These are the words that the officials of Energoatom, Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company, have used to refer to the attack, allegedly at the hands of the Russian army, recorded early Monday morning in the vicinity of Pivdennoukrainsk NPPin the region of Mykolaiv, in the south of the country.

The impact of a Iskander missile just 300 meters from the reactors of what is the second largest atomic plant in the country caused a “powerful explosion“which, according to the agency Reuters, has disabled three high-voltage power lines and a hydroelectric power unit. It has also caused damage to nearby buildings.

Energoatom It has been the one that has shared the information, in addition to publishing several photographs of the damage. In a statement she has pointed to the Russian forces as guilty of the attack.

A police officer stands at the bottom of a shell crater left by a Russian military attack on a complex of the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk.

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The energy company has announced that the plant operates with full normality and highlights that “fortunately there have been no victims among the plant’s personnel,” according to the agency Eph.

For his part, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenski, has denounced on his Telegram channel that “Russia endangers the whole world” and that it must be “stopped before it’s too late”.

Moscow has neither confirmed nor denied the attack. And the truth is that Ukraine and Russia have repeatedly accused each other of carrying out attacks on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, also in the south of the country.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog, last week insisted the Kremlin hand over control of the Zaporizhia plant, warning that “persistent violent actions” at the site increase the risk of “a nuclear accident or incident”.

Likewise, the IAEA board adopted a resolution in which it urges Russia to “cease” all actions in and against the plant, and any other nuclear plant in Ukraine, to “guarantee its safe and secure operation,” the agency collects. Reuters.

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