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Worst averted: Fire at Zaporizhia nuclear plant extinguished

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Firefighters who arrived earlier on the scene extinguished the fire caused by the Russian bombing of the facilities of the nuclear plant in Zaporizhia, the largest of its kind in Europe, announced the emergency response service. Of Ukraine.

Part of the nuclear plant in Zaporizhia (central Ukraine), the largest of its kind in Europe, was engulfed in flames after a Russian army bombing, said Andriy Tuz, a spokesman for the facility, and the mayor of the nearby town of Energon Dmitry Orloff. >The Ukrainian Atomic Energy Commission has found “no change” in the level of radioactivity at the nuclear plant in Zaporizhia, in central Ukraine, which was earlier bombed by Russian troops and set on fire, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. The Ukrainian watchdog “informed the IAEA that no change in the level of radioactivity was found at the plant in Zaporizhia,” the agency said on Twitter, as part of the UN system.

According to Dmitro Orloff, fighting is raging in the area between Russian troops and Ukrainian forces and there are casualties. The elected official did not provide details or report, but called on the Russian military to stop bombing the nuclear power plant.

In an urgent message, Ukrainian President Zelensky said: “Russia wants to remind us of what we have experienced with Chernobyl. Where hundreds of people died and he did not admit the accident. The nuclear plant in Zaporizhia is hit. The Russian army is attacking civilians next to the factory. No country in history has fired nuclear power plants. For the first time in the history of mankind, the bottom of the terrorists (Russia) is causing nuclear terror. We are in danger of destruction by radioactive radiation “.

< Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has accused the Russian military of firing on the plant from all sides.

He said a fire had already broken out and warned that if there was an explosion at the facility, things would be ten times worse than at Chernobyl, where one of the worst nuclear accidents in history took place. The head of the Ukrainian diplomacy demanded that the Russian armed forces immediately cease fire, allow firefighters to intervene in the factory and set up a security perimeter.]

An unnamed Ukrainian official told the Associated Press that increased levels of radioactivity were being recorded in the area where Europe's largest nuclear power plant is located.

and only the fourth unit works. “Radioactivity and fire safety conditions at the nuclear power plant are within normal limits,” NEXTA reassures.

The information about the radioactivity levels in the area was also confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

< The mayor of Enherkhodar said late Thursday night that Russian troops were heading for the nearby Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

Ukrainian authorities said Russian troops were stepping up their efforts. to seize the nuclear power plant after invading the city of Enerkhondar with tanks. invasion of Ukraine has now entered one of the day.

Sources: protothema.gr, ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

Source: politis.com.cy

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