Ukraine’s General Staff says situation at Zaporizhzhya NPP remains tense

27 September 2022, 11:38 AM
The situation at the Zaporizhia NPP remains tense (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The situation at the Zaporizhia NPP remains tense (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The situation at Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) remains tense, Ukraine’s General Staff said in an update on Facebook on Sept. 27.

According to the Ukrainian military, the station’s staff does not want to cooperate with the Russian invaders and is trying to leave the temporarily occupied territories.

In addition, the occupied part of Kherson Oblast is completely closed for entry and exit.

The ZNPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and has been illegally occupied by Russian forces since March 4. The station’s Ukrainian employees are currently being held captive by invading Russian forces.

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Russian troops are known to have set up firing positions at the ZNPP and have regularly shelled Ukrainian cities from them. Ukrainian state nuclear power company Energoatom has reported that the Russian military placed more than a dozen pieces of military equipment, including ammunition, weapons, and explosives in the turbine hall of the first reactor of the plant.

In total, more than 40 units of Russian military equipment have been placed on the grounds of the facility.

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