October 2, 2022

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Shooting near Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Kiev, Aug 9 (AP) At least three Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 23 injured in Russian shelling in Ukraine in the past 24 hours. The Office of the President of Ukraine reported this information on Tuesday.

Russia also reportedly opened fire near its nuclear power plant.

Dnipropetrovsk Governor Valentin Reznichenko said Russian forces fired more than 120 rockets from the Grad multiple rocket launcher in the southern city of Nikopol. The city is located on the banks of the Dnieper River near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

He said many flats and factories were damaged in the shelling.

Ukraine and Russia have accused each other in recent days of shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, and increasing the risk of a nuclear accident.

In his nightly video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor tragedy in Ukraine. Ukraine was then part of the then Soviet Union.

He called for new sanctions on Russia to create the risk of another nuclear accident.

“We are actively informing the world about Russia’s nuclear threat strategy,” Zelensky said. We tell the world about Russia’s continued targeting of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

“Russia does not listen to words and concerns. The Chernobyl tragedy was caused by an explosion in a nuclear reactor. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has six power plants.

Earlier on Monday, the Kremlin said the Ukrainian military would attack the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. He appealed to the West to put pressure on Kiev to stop the attacks.

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