Ukraine claims that Russian forces damaged a nuclear plant, but there is no radiation leak

Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
Nuclear Power Plant Zaporozhye / Photo: EPA-EFE / SERGEI SUPINSKY epa Historical Collection digitized in 2012 as part of the EURO-Photo project

Ukraine's nuclear agency said Russian missiles damaged part of a large nuclear power plant now under Russian control, but that there was no radiation leak.

In a statement, it is stated that one unit and the high-voltage transmission line were damaged at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, located in the south of Ukraine, the BBC reported. Local officials appointed by Russia blamed Ukraine for the shelling.

Ukraine also accuses Russian forces of firing rockets at civilian areas from the site.

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