War in Ukraine: targeted by strikes, a reactor from the Zaporijjia power plant is set up
© Dmytro Smolyenko / Nurphoto / Nurphoto via AFP after strikes of which kyiv and Moscow accuse each other, one Reactors of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been arrested. The strikes caused "a serious risk" for its operation. War continues in Ukraine, especially in the south, on the side of Zaporijia and its nuclear power plant , under the control of Russian troops since the start of offensive . Bombings broke out near the power plant.
© Ed Jones nuclear power plant The Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, photographed since Nikopol in Ukraine on April 27, 2022
kyiv and Moscow again exchanged Shooting on the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, occupied by Russia and targeted several times for a week.
"Limit your presence in the streets of Energodar! We have received information on new provocations from the occupants" Russian, said on Telegram the Ukrainian nuclear agency Energoatom, republishing the message of a local leader ENERGODAR - City in which the central - remained loyal to kyiv. © Andrey Borodulin A member of the Russian Armed Forces Patrouille on the territory of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant in Ukraine on May 1, 2022
"According to the testimonies of the inhabitants, bombings are again underway towards the nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia (...) The interval between the departure and the arrival of the shots is 3-5 seconds, "adds the message.
Ukraine: The Zaporijia nuclear power plant targeted by strikes, a reactor at the stop, the concerns of the AIEA
© Creative Commons The nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia, the most powerful in Europe, is targeted by strikes of which Moscow and kyiv refer responsibility. Creative Commons is an area that the conflict observers carefully scrutinize . The Zaporijjia power station, under Russian control since March could at any time become the scene of a nuclear disaster.
At the end of the day, Ukrainian military information said that "the occupants (Russians) bomb the nuclear power plant (...) from the village of Vodiané, located in the immediate vicinity, on the right bank of the Dniepr", the river which Separate the areas in the hands of the Russians from those controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
One of the strikes damaged a pumping unit and another "led to the partial destruction of the fire department responsible for the security of the nuclear power plant", according to a statement of military information which also accuses the Russian forces of "" Prepare provocations under Ukrainian flag ". © Sophie Ramis The Zaporijia nuclear power plant in Ukraine
on their side, the occupation authorities installed by Russia in the areas it has conquered in the region of Zaporijia have undoubtedly accused the Ukrainian forces of being at the origin of these shots.
Ukraine: Paris calls Moscow to withdraw its troops from the Zaporijia
Ukraine-Zaporijia-France power plant: Ukraine: Paris calls Moscow to remove its troops from the Zaporijjia © Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko Ukraine: Moscow to withdraw his troops from the Zaporijjia power station (Reuters) - France is very concerned about the serious threat posed by Russia on the safety and security of Ukrainian nuclear installations, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
© Andrey Borodulin Russian military vehicles cross the entrance to the Zaporijia nuclear power plant in Ukraine on May 1, 2022
"Energodar and the Zaporijia nuclear power plant are again under the fire of activists (the Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky" , said on Telegram a member of the Prorussian military and civil administration, Vladimir Rogov.
Projectiles have fallen "in areas located on the banks of the Dniepr and in the power plant," he said, without mentioning victim or damage.
- Nuclear "blackmail" -
In his daily speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced a "Russian blackmail" around the nuclear site.
"The occupants try to intimidate people in an extremely cynical way using the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, said the president who affirms that the Russian forces" hide "behind the power plant to bomb the cities under Ukrainian control of Nikopol and Marganets .
War in Ukraine: why does the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant catalyze tensions?
© UkrinForm Agency / SIPA Volodymyr Zelensky fears a nuclear disaster at the Zaporijia plant. A pressure cooker in the heart of Europe? According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the nuclear risk in Zaporijjia is very real. "Any radioactive incident at the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant can take a blow to the countries of the European Union, Turkey, Georgia, and more distant countries.
"Each day passed by the Russian contingent in the territory of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant and the neighboring regions increases the nuclear threat to Europe", he warned, calling for "new sanctions against Russia" In order to "block the Russian nuclear industry".
he added that managers of "blackmail" should "be judged before an international court".
several bombings, the two parts of which are mutually accused, targeted the power plant of Zaporijjia since last week, raising fears of a nuclear disaster and causing a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday.
The first strikes on August 5, notably touched a transformateu R of high voltage electric line, causing the automatic stop of reactor n ° 3 of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the start of its emergency generators.
The latest strikes, Thursday, damaged a pumping station and radioactivity measurement sensors.
The Ukrainian authorities, supported by their Western allies, call for the demilitarization of the area and the withdrawal of the Russian troops that have occupied the site since March.
Nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia. Biden, Macron, Scholz and Johnson call for "restraint" .
© Sergei ilnitsky / EPA-EFE archives A Russian soldier in front of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, in the south-east of Ukraine, May 1, 2022. Photo illustration. The American, French, German and British leaders called on Sunday to the "restraint" around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijia in Ukraine, the largest in Europe, occupied by the Russian army.