Russia on Friday denied responsibility for strikes near a nuclear reactor in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, accusing the regime of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of “nuclear terrorism”.
“Ukrainian armed formations carried out three artillery strikes against the territory of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and the city of Engerkondar,” the Russian military said in a statement, calling on “international organizations to condemn the criminal actions of the Zelenskyi regime that carries out acts of nuclear terrorism.”
Earlier in the day, the Russian administration in the occupied Ukrainian city of Engerkondar announced that power lines at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant had been cut by a Ukrainian artillery attack, according to Russian media.
The Interfax news agency, citing the city’s administration, reported that a fire had broken out at the plant’s premises and that the electricity needed for the safe operation of the reactors had been cut off.
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