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 Strikes on Zaporizhya nuclear plant infographic
Graphic shows areas of control near the Zaporizhya nuclear plant.


UN alarm as Ukraine nuclear plant shelled again

August 12, 2022 - Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.

Ukraine's Energoatom agency said the Zaporizhya complex was struck five times on Thursday, including near where radioactive materials are stored. Russian-appointed officials said Ukraine shelled the plant twice, disrupting a shift changeover, Russia's TASS news agency said, according to Reuters.

Russia seized Zaporizhya in March after invading Ukraine on Feb. 24. The plant, near the front line in the fighting, is held by Russian troops and operated by Ukrainian workers, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 12/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News