Ukraine accuses Russia of 'nuclear terrorism' after plant attack

AuthorIsrael National News
Published date20 September 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
The missile struck within 300 meters of the reactors at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk in Mykolaiv province, leaving a hole 2 meters deep and 4 meters wide, said Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom

The reactors were operating normally and no employees were injured, it said, but the proximity of the strike renewed fears that Russia's nearly seven-month-long war in Ukraine might produce a radiation disaster.

The industrial complex that includes the South Ukraine plant sits along the Southern Bug River about 300 kilometers south of the capital, Kyiv. The attack caused the temporary shutdown of a nearby hydroelectric power plant and shattered more than 100 windows at the complex, Ukrainian authorities said.

This nuclear power station is Ukraine's second-largest after the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which has repeatedly come under fire.

The Zaporizhzhia complex has been occupied by Russian forces and operated by Ukrainian workers since the early days of the war...

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