Russia preparing evacuation plan for Rosatom employees from occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP

12 April, 02:43 PM
ZNPP (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

ZNPP (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Invading Russian forces are preparing a preliminary plan to evacuate Russian nuclear operator Rosatom’s employees from Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Enerhodar, Ukraine’s National Resistance Center reported on April 12.

The center said that collaborators and Rosatom employees have been warned about the upcoming evacuation.

“Therefore, they should provide a list of relatives and be ready to leave at the first alarm,” reads the report.

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe – the Zaporizhzhya NPP – was captured by Russian invasion forces after fighting in the town of Enerhodar on March 4, 2022. The buildings of the ZNPP were damaged by Russian shelling in several places, and the plant’s employees were taken captive.

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Firing positions have been set up by Russian invasion forces at the ZNPP, and they are using it to launch artillery attacks on Ukrainian cities across the Dnipro River, in particular on the city of Nikopol and the nearby town of Marhanets in the government-controlled part of Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

Ukrainian forces are unable to return fire due to the possibility that it might damage the plant’s six nuclear reactors.

Previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that international organizations have not yet been able to resolve the situation with the ZNPP, so it is necessary to look for other mechanisms.

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