Law enforcers opened criminal proceedings due to the shelling by Russian troops of a nuclear power facility – the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, located in the temporarily captured city of Energodar.

According to Ukrinform, the Office of the Prosecutor General announced this in Telegram.

A pre-trial investigation was launched on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (part 1 of article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

According to the investigation, on August 5, armed formations of the Russian Federation, ignoring the norms of international humanitarian law, fired at the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP from rocket and artillery weapons, causing damage to the nitrogen-oxygen station and the joint auxiliary corps.

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 got into the high-voltage communication line of 330 kV ASU of the ZNPP autotransformer – Zaporizhzhya TPP.

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In the evening, the invaders fired at the Zaporizhzhya NPP for the second time, three hits on the plant site were recorded.

According to Energoatom, on the morning of August 6, ZNPP works with the risk of violation of 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.

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.

If it is necessary to evacuate the personnel of Zaporozhye NPP denied access to sheltersince the invaders are hiding in the basements from the shelling carried out by their own troops.