Ukrainian intelligence named the target of shelling of the Zaporizhzhya thermal power plant by the occupiers
The Russian invaders are targeting the ash dumps of the Zaporizhzhya thermal power plant, which increases the radiation level.
This was reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
“Mortar attacks on the suburbs of Energodar have recently had a specific goal: the ash dumps of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. These are storage sites for ash that is generated during the operation of thermal power plants. This waste has a high concentration of toxic substances and a radiation level that is at least 2.5 times higher than the natural background “Drying, they form dust that can travel long distances. As a result of mortar strikes on ash dumps, clouds of dust are formed, which are carried by the wind in the vicinity of Energodar,” the report says.
The intelligence noted that the occupiers used this to create the necessary “picture” at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
“Monitoring of the radiation background, which is carried out near the nuclear power plant, indicates an increase in the level of radiation. The occupiers are trying to present these data as the results of mythical “shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the HUR emphasizes.
On August 22, the Russian invaders fired at the Zaporizhzhya NPP, located in the temporarily occupied Energodar. Subsequently, it became known about the death of a man as a result of shelling in the area of the Zaporizhzhya TPP.
Recall that the Russian invaders occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region. In particular, the city of Energodar, where the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, is located. They repeatedly shelled the station’s territory and damaged several objects.
The European Union and more than 40 countries of the world called on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops and personnel from the ZNPP.