Whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station was playing with fire, according to the director of the UN’s nuclear watchdog.
On Sunday, November 20, the International Atomic Energy Agency said that the nuclear plant was shaken by more than a dozen explosions. The attacks, according to IAEA director Rafael Grossi, were extremely disturbing and completely unacceptable.
Whoever is responsible for this needs to stop it immediately, he said.
An IAEA team on the ground reported that various structures, systems, and equipment had been damaged, but none of them were crucial for nuclear safety and security, according to information given by plant management.
The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located in southeast Ukraine at Zaporizhzhia. Fears of a nuclear catastrophe have grown as a result of the frequent shelling.
Meanwhile, Moscow and Kyiv have blamed each other for the attacks.