The organization Strategic Stability reported July 20, 2022:
The authorities of city of Energodar reported four attacks by Ukrainian UAVs on the Zaporozhye NPP in a day on July 20th. This was reported to RIA Novosti by the press service of the city Administration. Energodar is located very close to this NPP.
It is reported that the last attack was recorded at 16:01 (Moscow time). The building located nearby was damaged.
The Administration of the Zaporozhye Region also reported that the reactor part of the NPP was not damaged as a result of the attack, the radiation level is normal.
What will be the reaction of the IAEA?
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The last IAEA bulletin on Ukraine was July 14. No IAEA response so far.
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From RIA Novosti
Ukrainian attack drones attacked the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant
Zaporizhia authorities said that Ukrainian strike drones attacked the nuclear power plant
ENERGODAR (Zaporozhye region), July 20 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian drones hit the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the press service of the Energodar administration told RIA Novosti.
“Today, Kyiv carried out an attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant with the help of strike UAVs,” the official said.
“According to preliminary information, the UAVs were equipped with warheads with an explosive mass calculated in kilograms in TNT equivalent,” Vladimir Rogov, a representative of the CAA , wrote on his Telegram channel .
At the same time, the reactor part of the nuclear power plant was not damaged.In a commentary to RIA Novosti, Rogov added that strikes on the station were carried out to intimidate workers. He expressed confidence that this goal would not be achieved.Earlier , the
Armed Forces of Ukraine already tried to damage the object. On July 12, Ukrainian UAVs dropped several 120mm caliber mines on a building located next to the nuclear power plant. The roof and windows were damaged. In addition, an attempt to attack the power plant using drones was recorded on Monday, when 11 employees were injured, four of them in serious condition.
Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. President
Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” The Russian Ministry of Defense called the liberation of Donbass the main task .
In particular, in the DPR , the military occupies Volnovakha, a strategically important regional center south of Donetsk, Mariupol, the largest city on the coast of the Sea of Azov, and Svyatogorsk. In addition, in early July, with the capture of Lisichansk and the surrounding settlements, the allied forces controlled the entire territory of the LPR. During the special operation, the Russian military took control of the Kherson region and the Azov part of the Zaporozhye region in southern Ukraine, including the largest power plant in Europe. Civil-military administrations were formed in the regions, the ruble was put into circulation, and Russian TV channels and radio stations began broadcasting. The regions have announced plans to become Russian subjects.