Ukraine warns that Russia stores heavy weapons in an occupied nuclear power plant

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Ukraine accused Russia this Thursday (07.21.2022) of storing heavy weapons and ammunition in the facilities of the occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, where the Russian government assures that there are Ukrainian drone attacks.

According to Energoatom, the Ukrainian nuclear energy operator, at least 14 units of heavy military equipment with their ammunition are stored in the engine room of reactor 1 of the plant, the largest in Europe.

“The entire heavy arsenal carried with all the ammunition is now very close to the equipment that ensures the operation of the turbo-generator,” the company said on Telegram.

By this he means the main oil tank, whose flammable product serves to cool the steam turbine, as well as the hydrogen used to cool the generator, according to Energoatom.

In this regard, the Ukrainian company showed its alarm. “If a fire occurs, for example, due to the accidental detonation of ammunition, its scale may be equal to that of the fire that occurred during the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,” Energoatom warned.

On the other hand, Russian diplomacy accused Ukraine on Thursday of having carried out drone attacks on the site of this nuclear power plant, under the control of Kremlin forces since March.

“This confirms the will of the Ukrainian authorities to create the conditions for a nuclear catastrophe, not only on their territory but throughout Europe,” said Maria Zajárova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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