Russia may shut down Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant if Ukrainian shelling continues – ministry

Russia’s Defence Ministry stated on Thursday that Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant may be shut down if Ukrainian forces continue shelling the facility whereas Kyiv has denied.

Zaporizhzhia is located in the southern of Ukraine.

“The plant’s back-up support systems had been damaged as a result of shelling.” Igor Kirillov, head of Russia’s radioactive, chemical, and biological defence forces, stated.

Kirillov added that in the event of an accident at the plant, radioactive material would cover Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

This nuclear plant was taken over by Russian forces in March. It remains near from front lines, and has consistently fall under shelling in recent weeks.

Russia and Ukraine are throwing accusations against each other for blows to the plant.

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