Russian and Ukrainian officials said shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in the Russian-controlled city of Enrhodar came on Sunday night, with both sides blaming the other for the attacks.
Dmytro Orlov, Ukrainian Mayor Enruder said the shelling took place in the city’s third and fifth micro-districts, about 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) from the nuclear plant.
Cars were set on fire and a residential building was “directly damaged” by the shelling, he said.
Yevhen Balytskyi, head of the Russian-backed Zaporizhzhia region’s civil-military administration, said nine people were wounded in three attacks on residential buildings.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Russian-appointed council in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia, blamed “Zelinsky militants” for the attack.
The shelling comes days before a team of international experts from the UN nuclear watchdog will visit the plant to ensure nuclear safety and security at the site.
Keef’s answer: The head of the office of the Ukrainian president Andriy Yermak has condemned these attacks.
“Russian terrorists shelled Enerhodar. They provoke and try to blackmail the world. They shelled Nikopol, Marganets and pretended to be a ‘response’ to Enerhodar, even though they were the shooters. are,” Yermak wrote on Telegram. “Nuclear blackmail should not be answered.”
Some context: Kyiv and Moscow have traded accusations over security and military operations around the Zaporizhzhia power plant. the biggest nuclear complex in Europe but the lack of free access to the plant, which has been occupied by Russian forces since March, makes it impossible to confirm what is going on there.
Over the past month, several rockets and shells have landed on the plant’s land, according to satellite images analyzed by CNN. CNN is unable to confirm which strikes took place or who was responsible.