Two Russian cruise missiles fly dangerously close to South Ukrainian NPP – Energoatom
Two Russian missiles flew dangerously close to the Southern Ukrainian nuclear power plant (Photo:Energoatom)
Two Russian cruise missiles flew dangerously close to the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant during the Russian missile attack on Ukraine on the morning of Feb. 18, Ukraine’s state nuclear operator Energoatom reported on Telegram on Feb. 18.
The report says that the aerial objects were moving along the Pivdennyi Buh River in the direction of the city of Pervomaisk, Mykolaiv Oblast, when they flew dangerously close to the nuclear facility.
Flights of enemy cruise missiles were recorded over the NPP at 8:25 and 8:27 a.m.
“The threat of targeting the reactor with possible consequences — a nuclear disaster — was high again,” Energoatom said.
“This is another act of nuclear terrorism by the Russian Federation, which threatens the security of the entire world.”
Energoatom said it has appealed to the International Atomic Energy Agency with the demand to take all possible measures to stop the nuclear terrorism of the Russian Federation, in particular to establish a no-fly zone over all nuclear facilities of Ukraine.
On the morning of Feb. 18, the Russians launched four Kalibr cruise missiles from the Black Sea over Ukraine — two of them were shot down by the air defense forces.
Two enemy missiles hit the city of Khmelnytskyi.
One of the missiles hit a military facility, and the second hit near a public transport stop. As a result of the Russian attack, residential high-rise buildings were damaged in the city, and two civilians were injured.
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