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Ukraine confirms that Russia already controls the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The Ukrainian authorities have confirmed this Friday that the Russian forces have taken control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, hours after an artillery attack that has caused a fire in the facilities that has subsequently been extinguished.

The National Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine has indicated in a statement published on its website that the Zaporizhia facilities “have been taken over by the Russian military forces” and has added that for now there is no information on deaths and injuries.

Thus, he stressed that “staff remain in their jobs, with operational staff supervising the state of the generation units and guaranteeing that they operate in line with the procedural requirements for safe operations”. “Reviews are being carried out to identify any material damage to the site”has manifested.

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has given a speech through a video posted on Facebook in which he has called for the bombing to cease, denouncing that Russian tanks “are firing at nuclear units” and that they would be “equipped with cameras thermographics”.

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