Today, on August 6, explosions were heard again in Energodar, a satellite city of the largest Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Europe, temporarily captured by Russian troops.

This was announced on the air of the national telethon by Yana Dabizha, manager of the Energodar City Council, Ukrinform reports.

“Explosions are being heard in Energodar today. About an hour and a half ago (at about 17.00 – ed.) There was information that explosions were again heard in Energodar,” she said.

Dabizha stressed that while humanity is afraid of Putin’s controlled nuclear weapons, there is a risk of an uncontrolled nuclear catastrophe every second in Energodar, and there is no “button” that would prevent it.

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According to her, Rosatom employees who were at the nuclear power plant left it the day before. Ukrainian workers of the nuclear power plant remain to ensure its work.

“The nuclear power plant cannot be turned off or stopped, so the personnel serving it must remain there 24/7,” Dabizha stressed.

As Ukrinform reported, on August 5, Russian troops fired twice at 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.

According to Energoatom, on 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.

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According to the mayor of Energodar Dmitry Orlov, the Russian invaders hide their weapons between the power units of the captured Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Also, the Russians probably mined the territory of the station.

In case of need for evacuation Zaporozhye NPP personnel denied access to sheltersince the invaders are hiding in the basements from the shelling carried out by their own troops.