The possible consequences of Russians hitting an operating reactor of the nuclear power plant are equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine released a statement strongly condemning the actions of the Russian occupying forces on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia NPP in the city of Energodar on August 5, 2022.
“After the military trucks and SUVs filled with weapons were moved to the premises of the 1st and 2nd power units of the ZNPP, which are under the service, at the beginning of August 2022, artillery shelling of the territory near the ZNPP industrial site took place today. As a result of the three recorded hits, the high-voltage power supply line of the ZNPP — Zaporizhzhia TPP was damaged,” said the statement, emphasizing that
“the possible consequences of hitting an operating reactor are equivalent to the use of an atomic bomb.”
The ministry called on the international community to urgently take measures to force Russia to release the ZNPP and return the power plant under the control of Ukraine for the sake of world security.