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Russians fire on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and nearby territory four times in one day – Energoatom

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 18:21
Russians fire on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and nearby territory four times in one day – Energoatom


On Thursday, Russian forces fired on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and the adjacent territory four times.

Source: Energoatom


Quote from Energoatom: "Today, 11 August 2022, the Russians once again attacked the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest one in Ukraine and Europe. Five strikes were observed in the area of ​​the station's command post, right next to the welding area and the storage of radiation sources.

Grass caught fire in a small area, but luckily no one was hurt. However, the occupying forces did not stop there.

Five more strikes occured in the area of ​​the fire department, which is located near the ZNPP."


Details: As a result of the attack on the plant, it was not possible to change shifts in time. To keep the nuclear workers safe, the buses bringing the staff for the next shift turned back to Enerhodar. The workers of the previous shift will continue to work until the situation gets back to normal.

At 17:50, Energoatom reported the third attack of the day in the vicinity of the ZNPP.

"The fire station came under fire once again; it is located beyond the ZNPP’s territory and is supposed to be used for fire protection and extinguishing the flames in the event of an emergency at the plant… This time, the attack caused no casualties," reads the message.

​​At 18:06, there was a report that another attack had taken place.

Quote: "The invaders once again targeted the territory of the nuclear power plant, hitting it not far from the first power unit. They damaged the household sewage pumping station. Extensive smoke was recorded nearby.

The situation is getting worse, because there are radiation sources nearby and several radiation sensors have been damaged."

Energoatom reported that as of 17:00, the background radiation at ZNPP is 11-12 mR/h, which is within natural levels.

Quote: "There is no fire, including at the second unit of the ZNPP, as claimed by the Russian media and separate social media accounts. The enemy is spreading more fake news to further destabilise the situation around the ZNPP and to aggravate the panic among people.


  • On 5 August, Energoatom reported that the Russian invaders once again fired on the premises of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Three strikes were recorded near the industrial site and a high-voltage power line was hit.
  • Later, the Russians hit the ZNPP using MLRS; a rocket fell near one of the power units where the nuclear reactor is located.
  • On the evening of 6 August, the Russian army fired rockets at the city of Enerhodar, hitting the site of the ZNPP directly next to the area used for storing spent nuclear fuel.
  • Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations released a statement on the situation at the ZNPP, demanding that Russia immediately hand back control of the power plant to Ukraine.

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