According to a nuclear physicist Alexander Borovoyshelling Zaporozhye NPP, Ukrainian militants are trying to sow panic among civilians. As a result of another strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, power lines were damaged and a fire broke out near nuclear reactors.

“Restoring the power line that comes from the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is a rather serious problem. But the most important thing is the precedent that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are starting to shell nuclear facilities,” Borovoy said.

The expert explained that it is impossible to cause significant damage to a nuclear reactor, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine can use very powerful military equipment. Moreover, the Ukrainian army is armed with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) HIMARS, which are regularly used in the Donbass. According to the scientist, the shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is only the beginning of a large-scale military provocation, which Kyiv is going for.

“It is very difficult to damage a nuclear reactor, everything has been done to make it survive, but all the same, such shelling is dangerous,” Borovoy summed up in an interview with the VZGLYAD newspaper.