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Russia fires at Nikopol from missile systems situated at Zaporizhzhia NPP Energoatom

Friday, 15 July 2022, 23:39
Russia fires at Nikopol from missile systems situated at Zaporizhzhia NPP  Energoatom

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2022, 23:39

Russia has deployed multiple missile systems on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Russian forces are using these weapons to fire at the area around the city of Nikopol.

Source: Interfax-Ukraine, quoting Petro Kotin, president of Energoatom [National Atomic Power Generation Company Energoatom - ed.], on air during the 24/7 national joint newscast on 15 July

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Quote from Kotin: "As for the Zaporizhzhia NPP: the situation there is very difficult, and every day it is becoming more so.

The invaders are deploying their [military - ed.] equipment there – in particular, their missile systems, which they are already using to launch attacks on the other side of the Dnipro [River], the area around the city of Nikopol."

Details: The president of Energoatom said that there are still up to 500 Russian soldiers ensuring the security of the perimeter of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. Moreover, Russian heavy military equipment, weapons and explosives are also stored at the power plant.

Background:

  • On 4 March, Russian forces seized the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP. They are controlling the administrative buildings and the entry to the station.
  • In mid-March, The Russians detonated ammunition at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, near the destroyed training centre and power unit No.1.
  • Around 500 Russian military personnel remain at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, as well as a large amount of Russian military equipment and explosives. As a result, Ukraine cannot entirely fulfil the safety guarantees given to its own citizens and the world, although it still maintains control over the work of the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

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