3,000 ZNPP employees forced to obtain Russian passports, says General Staff

7 January, 02:10 PM
The occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian occupation “authorities” have forced about 3,000 employees of Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant to obtain Russian passports, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Jan. 7.

Russian forces continue to exert psychological and physical pressure on the civilian population of the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, in particular on the residents of Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, where the Zaporizhzhya NPP is located.

The General Staff also added that the occupation “administration” had withdrawn the Ukrainian hryvnia from circulation in the city, while the enemy threatened entrepreneurs with fines and seizure of property.

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Also in Enerhodar, the number of residential premises seized by the Russian “authorities” and abandoned by internally displaced persons has significantly increased, Ukraine’s military said.

In early December, state NPP operator Energoatom reported that there had been an intensification of Russian repression against Zaporizhzhya NPP employees.

In particular, the Russian military severely beat two employees of the plant and then took them to an unknown locaction.

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