Any shelling of nuclear power plants is a frank and daring crime, an act of terror.

about it during video messages President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said, Ukrinform reports.

“The invaders created another extremely risky situation for the whole of Europe – they fired at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, and twice a day. This is the largest nuclear power plant on our continent. And any shelling of this object is a frank and daring crime, it is an act of terror,” Zelensky said.

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The President stressed that Russia should be responsible for the very fact of creating a threat to nuclear power plants.

“And this is not only another argument in favor of recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. This is also an argument in favor of applying tough sanctions against the entire Russian nuclear industry – from Rosatom to all related companies and individuals. This is a purely security issue,” Zelensky said.

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He added that he who creates nuclear threats to other peoples himself is not able to safely use nuclear technology.

As Ukrinform reported, on August 5, the Russian invaders committed shelling towards the ZNPP. At 14:30, three explosions were recorded near the ZNPP industrial site. The enemy hit the high-voltage communication line 330 kV GRP of the ZNPP autotransformer – Zaporizhzhya TPP.

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The invaders bombed the Luch electrical substation, as a result of which almost the entire Energodar (6 out of 7 microdistricts) was left without electricity.

In the evening, the invaders shelled the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant for the second time, three “arrivals” were recorded directly at the station site.

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