russians Use Zaporizhia NPP as a Military Base to Shell Ukrainians

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Zaporizhia NPP and the city of Enerhodar have been occupied by the Russian troops since March 4, 2022
Zaporizhia NPP and the city of Enerhodar have been occupied by the Russian troops since March 4, 2022

Russian troops, turned the machine room of the first power unit of the plant into a military facility, where there are about 500 Russian soldiers, heavy weapons, tanks and explosives

That is according to the Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe

"Today the Russian occupation forces use the largest nuclear power plant in Europe as a military base to shell Ukrainians, knowing that the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot and will not fire back, since in this case there is a high probability of hitting the nuclear reactor or highly radioactive waste in storage," it said in a statement on NSDC’s official page on Facebook.

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The center recalled that since March 4 Zaporizhia NPP and the city of Enerhodar have been occupied by the Russian troops, turning the machine room of the first power unit of the plant into a military facility, where there are about 500 Russian soldiers, heavy weapons, tanks and explosives.

"The entire arsenal of imported heavy weapons with ammunition is currently located in the same premises with the equipment that ensures the operation of the turbine generator. The military equipment of the invaders made it impossible for specialized fire and other equipment to enter the engine room of the first power unit, which increases the risk of fire and makes extinguishing extremely problematic," it said.

Also, the NPP is completely out of control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

russians Use Zaporizhia NPP as a Military Base to Shell Ukrainians, Defense Express
The russians don't even hide the fact that they use the Zaporizhia NPP as a military base

Additionally, shelling attacks on Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region, using Grad systems from the territory around the NPP and Enerhodar have been recorded. Casualties, damage to houses, industrial enterprises and a hospital have been reported as a result of the attacks.

Also, the center believes that "the Russian troops use Zaporizhia NPP to increase fear in Europe of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe and reduce the desire of the western countries to provide military assistance for the Ukrainian counteroffensive."

Defense Express previously wrote about the fact that recently a kamikaze drone worked brilliantly against the positions of the russian army near the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

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