The European Union has condemned the military actions of Russian troops near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

It is reported by Ukrinform with reference to a message in Twitter EU High Representative Josep Borrell.

“The EU condemns Russia’s military activities around Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. This is a serious and irresponsible violation of nuclear safety rules and yet another example of Russia’s disregard for international norms. The IAEA must gain access to the station,” wrote the EU Foreign Minister.

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As reported, on August 5, Russian troops fired twice in the direction of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. At 14.30 three explosions were recorded near the industrial site of the station. The enemy hit the high-voltage communication line 330 kV GRP autotransformer ZAES – Zaporozhye TPP.

In the evening, the invaders shelled the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant for the second time, three hits on the station site were recorded. Also on August 5, ZNPP disconnected one of the three power units from the network due to Russian shelling.

According to Energoatom, as of the morning of August 6, ZNPP operates with the risk of violating radiation and fire safety standards. Enemy fire caused serious damage to the nitrogen-oxygen station and the combined auxiliary corps. The risks of hydrogen leakage and radioactive spraying remain, and the fire hazard is also high.

Kyiv has repeatedly warned that Russian troops are committing “nuclear blackmail”.

IAEA Director Rafael Grossi said the other day that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is completely out of control.

Zaporizhzhya NPP was captured by Russian troops on March 4.