Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of nuclear plant strikes

NuclearPowerDaily.com reports: “Kyiv and Moscow have exchanged blame for fresh shelling around Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which is in Russia’s control and has come under fire repeatedly in the past week.

The Zaporizhzhia plant in southeastern Ukraine has been occupied by Russian forces since March, and Kyiv has accused Moscow of basing hundreds of soldiers and storing arms there.

During his televised address on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of nuclear ‘blackmail’ and using the plant to ‘intimidate people in an extremely cynical way.’

‘They arrange constant provocations with shelling of the territory of the nuclear power plant and try to bring their additional forces in this direction to blackmail our state and the entire free world even more,’ Zelensky said.

He added that Russian forces were ‘hiding’ behind the plant to stage bombings on the Ukrainian-controlled towns of Nikopol and Marganets…”

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