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Russian and Ukrainian authorities have once again blamed each other on Saturday for new attacks in the vicinity of the Zaporiyia nuclear power plant despite constant warnings from the United Nations about the possibility of a catastrophe at the site.
The Russian administration of the occupied city of Energodar, the closest to the plant, has denounced that "the locality and the nuclear power plant are once again under fire from Zelensky militants", the Russian official Vladimir Rogov said.
Rogov also denounced Ukrainian artillery attacks on the Zaporiyia thermal power plant, very close to the nuclear power plant. According to the Russian administrator, in another message on his Telegram account, at least nine Ukrainian artillery shells have exploded at a facility adjacent to the thermal power plant.
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Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom warned Saturday that the Zaporiyia nuclear power plant is in danger of a hydrogen leak and a possible fire following attacks in the past two days for which Moscow and Kiev are blaming each other.
In contrast, the Ukrainian mayor of Energodar, Dimitro Orlov, has assured that "the Russian occupants have once again carried out new provocations" with "shelling from the area of the Energodar park zone in the direction of the nuclear power plant and the industrial area," as he made known on Telegram, citing residents who witnessed the attack.
This week, Ukrainian authorities reported "some damage" on the Zaporiyia nuclear power plant after a shelling on the region, although without influencing the radiation in the area, as Kiev clarified to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). For its part, Moscow claims that these attacks were carried out by Ukrainian forces.
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