Weekend Reads: Russia accuses Ukraine of "nuclear terrorism"

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L A Russia rejected its responsibility in the strikes on Friday, August 5, near a nuclear reactor from Zaporijjia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine By accusing in turn the regime of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky of "nuclear terrorism".

"Ukrainian armed formations have carried out three artillery strikes against the territory of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar," the Russian army said in a statement, calling on "international organizations to condemn the Criminal actions of the Zelensky regime which performs acts of nuclear terrorism ”.

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Ukraine accused the Russians on Friday of having made strikes near a nuclear reactor of this power station, taken by the Russian forces in March, shortly after the start on February 24 of the Moscow offensive at Son Ukrainian neighbor.

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Video: Ukraine: nuclear security in question, strikes near the Zaporijia power plant (Dailymotion)

according to the COMPANY Ukrainian Energoatom, which manages the country's nuclear power plants, a high -voltage line has been damaged in this attack, triggering the cessation of one of the reactors of the power plant, the largest in Europe. For its part, the Russian army said that "Ukrainian shells" damaged a hydrogen pipe at the power station, causing a hydrogen fire that was quickly controlled.

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"by a happy coincidence, the Ukrainian shells have not targeted (...) a power plant located nearby, allowing to avoid that A larger fire declares itself and a radioactive accident occurs, "said the Russian statement. Ukrainian strikes also caused an electricity failure and disrupted the water supply to Energodar, according to the same source.

Zelensky replies

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared on Friday that Russia was to "carry responsibility" for "the act of terror" at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia occupied by the Russian army, target of strikes including kyiv And Moscow accuse each other. "Today, the occupants have created another extremely risky situation for all of Europe: they have twice struck the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, the largest in our continent," said Volodymyr Zelensky in his daily video address.

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“Any bombing of this site is a shameless crime, an act of terror. Russia must be responsible for creating a threat to a nuclear power plant, "he continued. kyiv and Moscow accused each other of strikes near a nuclear reactor from the Zaporijjia power station in southern Ukraine. A high voltage line was damaged in this attack by triggering one of the reactors of the power station.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) said on Tuesday that the situation was "volatile" at the Zaporijjia plant and became "more and more dangerous day by day". At the time of taking the power station in March, the Russian soldiers opened fire on site buildings, running the risk of a major nuclear accident.

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